Sam Worthington is British Hero Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future
by Ethan Anderton
March 11, 2010
It seems like pretty much every other week since Avatar rocked out at the box office, breakout Australian actor Sam Worthington is rumored to be joining another project. The increasingly reliable Pajiba (who also broke the recently confirmed news of Worthington joining The Fields) is now reporting that the human action figure is looking to sign on to a potential franchise as the British sci-fi comic book hero Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future, chief pilot of the Interplanet Space Fleet. Although he's not a super-hero, he's pulled off exceptional piloting and often proved extraordinarily lucky, not to mention he also kicks ass at jiu jitsu.
Introduced in 1950, the property is the UK's most successful comic series ever and is described as a British version of Buck Rogers. Despite Warner Bros recent active development on the project, there is no writer or director attached (as far as we know), so this one is still very much up in the air. Without a script yet, I'm sure there's plenty of time for Worthington to work on other films, including the already confirmed Dracula Year Zero movie with Worthington as the iconic, titular bloodsucker. For now we'll just toss this news in the rumor pile until we hear anything official from the studio or otherwise. Is Worthington a good choice?