Mark Hamill to Direct his Black Pearl Comic Book Movie

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Hey, kids, remember Mark Hamill from “Star Wars”? Well that’s basically all you remember Mark Hamill from probably, even though he’s done a ton of films since, including “The Guyver” and “Slipstream”, as well as plenty of voicework, including the Joker in “Batman: Mask of the Phantasm”. And for fans of the short-lived comic book TV show “The Flash”, he played The Trickster in a couple of memorial episodes. It’s been a consistent, if under-the-radar career post-“Star Wars”, but Hamill would like to change all that by directing a movie based on his 1996 limited series comic book “The Black Pearl”, not to be mistaken with that boat that carried Jack Sparrow around in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies.

Originally published by Dark House Comics in 1996, “The Black Pearl” follows a man name Luther Drake, who saves a woman from abduction then finds himself at the center of a media frenzy, eventually becoming the costumed vigilante The Black Pearl. A shock jock, a nosy reporter, and the continued media glare come into play for the comic’s five issues.

The story was originally conceived as a movie script, but was turned into a comic instead. Now Hamill plans to turn the idea into a movie, and is currently over at Cannes selling it to some potential investors. The film will be made on a tight budget, so no “Star Wars” gloss here, I’m afraid.

The 58-year old Hamill won’t be going anywhere in front of the camera, and he hopes to start shooting later this year.

Author: Nix

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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    I know it's not your thing but I'm surprised at you Nix. Only Mentioning “Mask of the Phantasm” as a voice credit for Hamil's Joker. He did the entire Batman:The Animated Series run (except I think one season), voiced on Justice League as Joker AND reprised his role as the Trickster for it, not to mention he been doing tons of other stuff too. Most recently in “Batman:Arkham Asylum,” “Dante's Inferno:An Animated Epic,” and lots of other stuff. Hell he'll be Luke and Joker for life for me. I know you did say consistant but under the radar, but us Geeks know Hamill's voice when we hear it.

    This sounds like an interesting idea.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

    I haven't been following his career THAT closely, heh. Saw him here and there, and I'm usually surprise when I learn it's his voice on a movie or show.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    After almost 2 decades I'm used to it. But then again I've got an ear for voices. I picked out Danny Glover in “Antz” and didn't even know he was in it. Ed Asner is unmistakeable but as soon as I heard him as Granny Goodness in Superman:The Animated Series I knew who it was and I barely knew who Ed Asner was then. LoL.

  • hooligan03

    You forgot his role in Jay and Silent Bob: strike back. That was the best spoof on himself he could have done.

  • Burning

    I AM THE GUYVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL
    I couldn't believe that was him as the Cop-Guy. Doesn't even look like the same dude from Star-Wars. Real Shame that ''the Guyve''r an the other films were so low-budget they were pretty bad films.
    You would figure after being Luke Skywalker he would be one of the biggest stars of that time.

  • Burning

    I AM THE GUYVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL
    I couldn't believe that was him as the Cop-Guy. Doesn't even look like the same dude from Star-Wars. Real Shame that ''the Guyve''r an the other films were so low-budget they were pretty bad films.
    You would figure after being Luke Skywalker he would be one of the biggest stars of that time.