Hollywood Reporter just announced that Frank Miller and Odd Lot Entertainment are close to teaming again on the classic sci-fi property “Buck Rogers.”
John Flint Dille, a friend of Miller’s, operates the trust, which may have partly prompted rumors at the time of the Millennium acquisition that the comic auteur-turned-filmmaker might come aboard to direct. But Miller was not attached at the time; he only became involved when Odd Lot entered the picture.
Miller will write and direct his own big-screen take on the comic serial; while the creator has only begun to sketch ideas, it’s expected to be a darker take, with many of Miller’s signature visual elements and themes, such as corruption and redemption.
While Miller is considering a Sin City Sequel, there is a good chance that this project will take priority.
If you are not familiar with Buck Rogers, it was one of the first real serials to cover space exploration. It started as a comic back in the 20’s and then transitioned through many different versions on the big and small screen. The license is still popular enough that toy company, Go Hero is making some amazing figures from the line as we speak.