A live-action, 3D film Guardians of the Galaxy, based on the comic book and team, is scheduled to be released on August 1, 2014. It will be directed by James Gunn, based on a screenplay written by Nicole Perlman, Chris McCoy, and Gunn. The film was formally announced by its production studio, Marvel Studios, at the July 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International with concept art portraying Drax the Destroyer, Groot, Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, and Gamora. In February 2013 Chris Pratt was cast as Star-Lord. Filming will begin in June 2013, at Shepperton Studios in the UK.