Black Mask is making a new foray into feature films.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Studio 8 has picked up the feature film option on Black, the Black Mask Studios comic book by Kwanza Osajyefo and Jamal Igle. Both it and its follow-up, Black [AF]: American’s Sweetheart, tell the tale of a United States in which superpowers begin to manifest exclusively in the bodies of black people. The first series follows Kareem Jenkins, who learns to live with his newfound powers, while the second follows Eli Franklin, a young woman who tries to become the nations first legit superhero.
Seith Mann, director of several Walking Dead episodes is onboard alongside Black creators Osajyefo, Igle, designer Tim Smith 3 and and cover artist Khary Randolph. Black Mask Studios’ Matteo Pizzolo will produce while Guy Danella and Rich Rajani will oversee the project for Studio 8, which all involved hope will turn into a cinematic universe all its own.