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Sam Worthington is preparing for another off-world adventure.

Variety reports that the 'Avatar' star will be playing the title role in the film adaptation of 'Dan Dare.' Warner Bros. recently closed a deal for the feature rights to the British property.

'Dan Dare,' created by Frank Hampson, first appeared as a comic in 1950 and centered on a gallant chief pilot of the Interplanet Space Fleet. The story took place in the '90s, with Dare exploring planets presumed to have extraterrestrial life. Sam Worthington is preparing for another off-world adventure.

Variety reports that the 'Avatar' star will be playing the title role in the film adaptation of 'Dan Dare.' Warner Bros. recently closed a deal for the feature rights to the British property.

'Dan Dare,' created by Frank Hampson, first appeared as a comic in 1950 and centered on a gallant chief pilot of the Interplanet Space Fleet. The story took place in the '90s, with Dare exploring planets presumed to have extraterrestrial life.

'Dan Dare' was later adapted for radio and television. The character recently re-emerged as the star of a new comic miniseries written by Garth Ennis ('Preacher').

Sam Worthington has been attached to 'Dan Dare' for several months. Basil Iwanyk, who worked with Worthington on 'Clash of the Titans' (pictured), will produce the project under his Thunder Road banner.

Worthington recently wrapped 'The Fields' for producer Michael Mann and will next be seen in 'The Debt,' opposite Helen Mirren. He will also reprise the role of Perseus in 'Clash of the Titans 2,' which Warner Bros. hopes to have in theaters by Spring 2012.