Big Screen Adap Of Jim Starlin's DREADSTAR In The Works

"I am a memory from the planet Caldor. I am death". THR report that Benderspink and Illuminati Entertainment are developing a movie adaptation of Jim Starlin's Dreadstar, the cult '80s Marvel/Epic comic series. Click on for more..

Follow Mark "RorMachine":
By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 4/4/2014

There's a Dreadstar movie coming our way! Although he may be before many of our CBMers time, the adventures of Vanth Dreadstar and his motley crew made for a cracking sci-fi read. Jim Starlin (co-creator of the likes of Thanos, Drax the Destroyer and Gamora) created the character in the '80s for Marvel's Epic Illustrated, but his popularity soon led to his own series. The stories followed Vanth and his pals Syzygy Darklock, Willow and a cat-man called Oedi as they battled the forces of the Church of The Instrumentality. Says Benderspink's J.C. Spink of the acquisition: "Apart from Star Wars, this was my favorite science fiction story growing up. Dreadstar is one of the most important comics on the 1980s, paving the way for creators to control their own creations. After decades of Jim exercising that control and turning away countless Hollywood suitors, I'm excited he's trusting me to do it right." What do you guys (those that have even heard of the series!) think?
Source: THR
DISCLAIMER: This article was submitted by a volunteer contributor who has agreed to our code of conduct. ComicBookMovie.com is protected from liability under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) and "safe harbor" provisions. CBM will disable users who knowingly commit plagiarism, piracy, trademark or copyright infringement. Please contact us for expeditious removal of copyrighted/trademarked content. You may also learn more about our copyright and trademark policies HERE.
2
LIKE!
59 Comments
1 2
WerthamWasRight - 4/4/2014, 11:24 AM
lolwut
Pasto - 4/4/2014, 11:24 AM
This is boss.

wookiefit76 - 4/4/2014, 11:26 AM
Me neither.

wookiefit76 - 4/4/2014, 11:26 AM
@ Grif

thanks
WerthamWasRight - 4/4/2014, 11:28 AM
Its not April 1st anymore. You do know that, right? RIGHT?!!?!??!!?
Gusto - 4/4/2014, 11:31 AM
Yeah...never heard of it.
WerthamWasRight - 4/4/2014, 11:33 AM
The fact that i actually have heard of this makes me chuckle.
MexicanSuperman - 4/4/2014, 11:33 AM
@ Gusto, well you can't hear anything anyways... so what's the problem?
ALegendaryPanda - 4/4/2014, 11:34 AM
I'm with everyone else here, never heard of it.
QuestiontheAnswer - 4/4/2014, 11:41 AM
Gusto has a new SHIELD certified hearing aid.
Nomis - 4/4/2014, 11:43 AM
HELL TO THE YEAH!!!!! NOW WE TALKING !!!!!




How can you be on a damn Comic Book Movie site and never hear of DREADSTAR?????

Seriously people?
pointman - 4/4/2014, 11:46 AM
This is what I am talking about. Most of you have never heard of one of the greatest books written by starlin. That is the problem when some people comment on CBM. Check it out if you can. I promise it will deliver. Starlin was one of the greats back in the day and if done write this would be EPIC! Pun intended.
Nomis - 4/4/2014, 11:47 AM
^ SO TRUE!!!!!
WerthamWasRight - 4/4/2014, 11:49 AM
Apparently some of the people here hold the belief that only Marvel/DC comics are worth reading.
WerthamWasRight - 4/4/2014, 11:49 AM
Even though that technically says Marvel on the cover, lol
RorMachine - 4/4/2014, 11:51 AM
Because many of these guys aren't comic book fans, they're superhero fans..and only mainstream DC/Marvel superhero fans at that. Not saying there's anything wrong with that of course, but you're missing out on some great stuff.
WerthamWasRight - 4/4/2014, 11:51 AM
Forgot it was published through the old Marvel GN line.
Nomis - 4/4/2014, 11:51 AM
I read any and everything that is considered a comic book (sequential art, what you want to call it) that gets my attention.

I don't give a flying Funky Winkerbean (how about that for a reference) about WHO the publisher is!!
wookiefit76 - 4/4/2014, 11:51 AM
@ Nomis

Nope! I've just never heard of this book before. I've read tons of indy's, but never this one.

ComicsBornAndBred - 4/4/2014, 11:52 AM
Love Dreadstar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nomis - 4/4/2014, 11:54 AM
Beside if you know anything about the creators of Marvel or DC comics you will realize that they have worked for both companies.

Sometimes even simutanously under a pseudonym!
pointman - 4/4/2014, 11:58 AM
@ROR
That is my point, a lot of them aren't comic book fans, and they may shape the CBM's of the future. It is almost as bad as some of the people I see (armchair commando's) commenting in military forums about what should be done about this or that and they have no idea what they are talking about.

@NOMIS
The EPIC books produced some of the most mature storylines of the 80's. And they didn't need so much of the shock value for a crutch. Starlin was a master.
ALmazing - 4/4/2014, 12:00 PM
That's awesome but it sounds too much like Guardians.
Nomis - 4/4/2014, 12:02 PM
@ wookiefit76 - He was a co-star in stories in Marvel's EPIC magazine (Marvel's version of Heavy Metal) and eventually he was the first of the EPIC line of comics from MARVEL and then Starlin took it to 1st Comics!

It's a great read if you into "one man against galactic empire" kind of stuff!

But some of Starlin best artwork!
lawndart - 4/4/2014, 12:03 PM
I definately remember this series during the 80's. My boys dropped that same year!
InfiniteMonkey - 4/4/2014, 12:03 PM
Never heard of it and I've been collecting for quite some time.
This must be some fringe work or something.

I hope it makes tonnes at the boxoffice.
wookiefit76 - 4/4/2014, 12:06 PM
@ Nomis

....so he's Luke Skywalker?

Cles - 4/4/2014, 12:07 PM
About... [Frick]ing... Time.
Nomis - 4/4/2014, 12:09 PM
@ pointman - Agreed! I always that gave EPIC more of a literary feel to the stories than what was in heavy Metal magazine.

Dont; get mem worng, Love Heavy metal, but sometimes it feel back on that crutch of excessive violence and sex only for shock value and not to advance the story.

And some of the artwork that was in EPIC....OUTSTANDING!!!!





Grimfoe - 4/4/2014, 12:09 PM
OMFG!

Haven't even thought about this in years!

This was very cool in it's time. I'll be looking forward to the movie. It will probably suck when compared to the book, but you never know.
Nomis - 4/4/2014, 12:10 PM
@ wookiefit76 - Only if Luke Skywalker Destroy the entire Galaxy to stop the Empire. ;)
campblood - 4/4/2014, 12:21 PM
don't expect it to be anything near the original
Nomis - 4/4/2014, 12:33 PM
Now just give me a movie about StarSlayer and Grim Jack and all the '80s Sci-Fi comics I loved will be on screen!



pointman - 4/4/2014, 12:44 PM
@NOMIS
I totally agree. There were a few shockers in Dreadstar (like willows father and what he did to her) but not to the extent of what mainstream comics are doing today just to make a buck. Alien Legion was another great sci fi comic. That would be an awesome movie as well but I am afraid GOTG is going to swallow the sci fi genre or kill it. They could always go the Game of thrones route with either titles.
Nomis - 4/4/2014, 12:52 PM
@ pointman - ALIEN LEGION, now that old school!



If GOTG is very successful, that actually might get a lot of movie studios to greenlit other comic book based Sci-fI movies since Hollywood is such a "copycat" industry.
Nomis - 4/4/2014, 1:03 PM
Since we talking about old school Sci_fi comics, I would love to see a Paul Gaucy Sabre movie (that's right people, your eyes aren't deceiving you, he was based on the look of Jimi Hendrix)!





As well as a Cerebus the Advark animated movie!



And somethign a little more close to earth, Howard Chaykin's American flag (certianly not one for the kids)

pointman - 4/4/2014, 1:09 PM
Awwww man, now you are taking me back in time. Lets not forget Groo the Wanderer!
Nomis - 4/4/2014, 1:12 PM
@ POINTMAN - GROO!!! that would be such a Great animated movie!!!!
pointman - 4/4/2014, 1:18 PM
Yeah! Something just dawned on me. The crickets that I am hearing on this forum tell me how many people on here actually read comics.
Bryanferryfan - 4/4/2014, 1:18 PM
These young ones don't know about the independent comics
1 2

Please log in to post comments.

Don't have an account?
Please Register.