Mark Hamill will direct a film adaptation of his comicbook miniseries The Black Pearl through Berkeley Square Films, according to Variety.

The project was originally penned for the big screen 14 years ago but then turned into a comicbook. The $7 million live-action pic is adapted by Hamill,Paul Tamasy and writing partner Eric Johnson.

Hamill said the comic, which was published by Dark Horse Comics in 1996 and penned by Hamill and Johnson, is a "dark, edgy thriller" that the company hopes will receive an R rating.

"We started getting interest from some pretty big producers a while ago," said Hamill of the "Pearl" material. "But then it started to take on a life of its own where it became this huge megabudget comicbook movie. This was the exact opposite of what we wanted to do."

No production date has been set.

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