Feature movie adaptation of ‘Black’ comic book in works at Warner Bros.
Studio 8 introduced that Warner Bros. has greenlit Black, a characteristic adaptation of the Black Mask comic series from co-creators Kwanza Osajyefo and Tim Smith 3. The comic is set in a universe the place only Black folks have superpowers.
Osajyefo has worked for each Marvel and D.C., and wished to create one thing that spoke to the demographic of Black comic book readers. He had the thought for a world wherein solely black folks had superpowers. The comic was funded by means of a Kickstarter marketing campaign that raised over $90,000 and the primary concern was launched in 2017. ince then, 5 extra issues have been launched.
Speaking about the comic and the adaptation, Osajyefo mentioned: “Part of the innovation for Black came from my experiencing the lack of description in comics publishing and how that directly relates to the scarceness of black casts. For most of comics’ history, white outsiders have been used as apologues for marginalized categories while claiming to reflect the world outside our window. Black strips away this veneer to mix superpowers with race while allowing black people to see ourselves genuinely in media and inviting wider audiences into parts of our experience. We’re excited to bring this narrative to everyone by film, and thanks to Studio 8 for believing in it.”
Bryan Edward Hill, a producer on DC’s Titans, has written the story. Jeff Robinov, Guy Danella, and John Graham will make from Studio 8 with Black Mask Studio’s Matteo Pizzolo and Brett Gurewitz to serve as producer and executive producer. Osajyefo and Smith are co-producers as nicely. The studio is looking out for a director.
“We became involved in the generate of this story over a year ago,” defined Robinov. “Black represents a new generation of storytellers and creators who can correctly tell black stories with the type of care the industry has missed for a period of ten years. The thought-provoking concept caught our observation early on, and we’re proud to play a role in bringing this story to the screen.”
Given the current scenario of the world with conversations about violence towards folks of color and the shortage of racial diversity, the adaptation couldn’t have come at a greater time.