We reported back in August that Black from Black Mask Comics had been optioned for a movie by Studio 8. Today, news came out that a writer has been named for the adaptation.
Black, and associated characters, first appears in Black #1 (available on eBay.) We are fond of the Comicsheatingup.net variant, only available on eBay now, with cover design by yours truly. Black is is a “What If?” only black people had super powers story.
Seith Mann has been hired by Studio 8 to adapt the comic series BLACK which explores the idea if what only black people had superpowers? The company plans to franchise the IP and also develop the follow up comic BLACK [AF]: America’s Sweetheart which has a female lead.
The series comes from co-creator/writer Kwanza Osajyefo, co-creator/designer Tim Smith 3, artist Jamal Igle and cover artist Khary Randolph. Mann, who co-created The Breaks and directed the pilot for VH-1, has also directed episodes of The Wire, Homeland, Friday Night Lights and The Walking Dead.
BLACK looks at an increasingly polarized world where — after inexplicably surviving being gunned down by police due to racial profiling — young Kareem Jenkins joins a secret underground group of black super heroes and must choose between personal revenge or collective action to achieve real and lasting change.