Miramax sees creative light

Hamill stars in, helms pic about a fan directing a docu

HOLLYWOOD — Miramax Films has inked a first-look production and distribution deal with Creative Light Entertainment targeted primarily for the studio’s line of video releases. First acquisition under the deal is the mockumentary “Comic Book: The Movie,” the directorial debut of Mark Hamill.

Hamill also stars in the pic as a comic fan hired to direct a documentary about his comicbook heroes Commander Courage and Liberty Ladd who then  sets on a mission to save the characters from being exploited by Hollywood. Miramax plans a fall release.

Pic also stars Donna D’Errico (“Baywatch”), with appearances by Sid Caesar, Stan Lee, Kevin Smith, Bruce Campbell, Hugh Hefner and Matt Groening. “Comic Book: The Movie” was filmed on location at the 2002 San Diego Comic-Con.

Pic was produced by Scott Zakarin, Eric Mittleman, Hamill, Roger Rose, Billy West and Jess Harnell for Creative Light and Amazing Invisible Ink. Executive producers are Rich Tackenberg and Peter Jaysen.

Creative Light will release horror film “Creature Unknown” later this year. Upcoming productions are “Coming Out Party,” which features “coming out” stories of gay and lesbian comedians, and “Reality eXtreme!,” a satire of reality dating shows.

Creative Light productions include “William Shatner’s Spplat Attack” and “Stan Lee’s Mutants, Monsters & Marvels,” a one-on-one docu with filmmaker Kevin Smith.

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