Just as /is-sam-worthington-dan-dare-pilot-of-the-future/we rumored back in March, Warner Bros. has now confirmed that heading into space with Dan Dare closing a deal for the feature rights to the British property with Sam Worthington attached to star. Basil Iwanyk (Clash of the Titans) will produce through his Thunder Road banner.
Dan Dare, created by Frank Hampson, first appeared as a comic in 1950 and centered on a gallant chief pilot of the Interplanet Space Fleet. Time frame was the 1990s and the complex adventures were set on planets presumed to have extraterrestrial life.
Dan Dare, described as the British equivalent of Buck Rogers, also appeared in radio programs and a TV series, Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future.
Rights were obtained from Dan Dare Inc. through Colin Frewin, who exec produces along with Dan Lin.