Frank Miller's Next Gritty, Dark Project: Buck Rogers?S

Rumored for so long that you'd be forgiven for thinking it was already a done deal, sources are now saying that The Spirit's Frank Miller is close to officially signing on to direct Buck Rogers.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Miller and production company Odd Lot Entertainment (The company behind The Spirit) are in discussions with Nu Image/Millennium, the production company that currently owns the Buck movie rights, in order to option them and allow Miller to work the same magic on the time-lost space hero that made The Spirit so critically-acclaimed.

The Reporter says that the movie is likely to be a "priority project" for Miller, who'll be recreating the character with "a darker take, with many of Miller's signature visual elements and themes, such as corruption and redemption." So, Sin Rogers, then.

Frank Miller eyes big-screen 'Buck Rogers' [Hollywood Reporter]