Back in 1996, Mark Hamill wrote a 5-part comic book called The Black Pearl and today we’ve got word via Vairiety that it’s going to be turned into a film and directed by none-other than Luke Skywalker himself! The Black Pearl was always supposed to be a film but apparently mutated into a comic book but now we’ll get to see it come to the big screen via Berkeley Square Films.

Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy will team up with Hamill to turn the comic book into a screenplay in a movie which according to Variety will have a $7m budget.

Hamill said:

The Black Pearl is a “dark, edgy thriller” that the company hopes will receive an R rating.

“We started getting interest from some pretty big producers a while ago,” said Hamill of the “Pearl” material. “But then it started to take on a life of its own where it became this huge megabudget comicbook movie. This was the exact opposite of what we wanted to do.”

We’ll obviously be bringing you more on this as we get it, but what are you initial thoughts? Tell us in the comments below.