Mark Hamill directing Black Peral

Star Wars actor takes to the director’s chair

Star Wars actor Mark Hamill  will helm a feature film adaptation of his own comic book, The Black Pearl.

Published in 1996, the comic series is a satirical violent crime thriller that includes elements of tabloid journalism.

The 58-year-old announced that he had secured a $7 million budget for the project.

He said his goal is “to make a movie the studios wouldn’t make”.

The adaptation would mark Hamill’s feature directorial debut.