Virgin Comics is bringing British adventurer Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future out of retirement, with plans to publish a new line of comicbooks and develop a feature around the intergalactic flyer.
"Dan Dare is a heroic, thoughtful and fiercely independent character," Branson said. "I was an avid reader of his epic journeys."
New comicbook series will bow in November, written by comicbook vet Garth Ennis, whose credits include "Preacher," "Hitman" and John Woo's "Seven Brothers."
CAA is packaging the potential film and meeting with clients about the project.