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Black: Controversial Superhero Comic Optioned For Movie

Black Mask Studios’ excellent Black is getting the film treatment.


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Jim Dandy

Aug 4, 2017

Black by Kwanza Osajyefo, Tim Smith 3, Khary Randolph, Jamal Igle and Black Mask Studios, has been optioned for the big screen by Studio 8 Productions, according to a report in Deadline.

The comic, which imagines a world where only black people have super powers and examines all the repercussions of that setting through the journey of Kareem Jenkins, a teenage boy who survives being shot by police thanks to the emergence of his powers. The series sees him swept into an underground full of black heroes and facing off with a shady government agency.

Osajyefo and Smith join the film project as producers, along with Black Mask boss Matteo Pizzolo and Jon Silk and Rishi Rajani from Studio 8. This project is expected to be a part of Studio 8’s distribution deal with Sony Pictures. No further information on the film is available.

The sixth and final issue (for now) of the comic series was released to comic shops on July 26th, and is available digitally now. Stay with Den of Geek for more news about Black and any other film projects from Black Mask Studios!

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