It was recently reported that Sam Worthington was attached to star in a new film based on the British Sci-fi action hero Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future. During an interview with MTV he confirmed his involvement with the project, but didn’t really give any details, other than the fact that the movie will most likely be inspired by the comic reboot from Garth Ennis.
Dan Dare, same type of thing — we're seeing how they're going to develop it and where they want it to go," he said. "I'm at that stage now where I want to do movies where I get my $16 worth. ... Something like 'Dan Dare,' there was something in the reboot by [Garth Ennis] that was amazing.
Here is a little description of the Dan Dare reboot that Worthington is talking about.
Dan Dare was once a hero. He brokered peace with alien races, pushed the frontiers of space, and saved the planet from total annihilation... repeatedly. But now, his Space Fleet has disbanded, the United Nations has crumbled, his friends scattered to the solar winds. Britain is once again the world power, but Dare, disillusioned and disappointed in his once-precious home country, has quietly retired. But there's troubling mustering in Deep Space. The H.M.S Achilles is picking up strange signals when, suddenly, an enormous fleet of hostile ships ambushes the destroyer. As the crew struggles to stay alive, they realize with horror that the hostiles have brought a weapon of unimaginable power. Dan Dare, pilot of the future, has been called out of retirement!
Sounds good to me! This seems like a really fun series and if done right the movie should end up being pretty cool. I think Worthington is a great choice for the role and I hope the film project all comes together properly.
What are your thoughts on the Worthington’s involvement with Dan Dare? Do you like that they are going to be more inspired by Garth Ennis’ version?