The Banks – written by New York Times bestseller Roxane Gay (Hunger, Bad Feminist), drawn by Ming Doyle (The Kitchen), colored by Jordie Bellaire (Redlands), and lettered by Ariana Maher (Eve of Extinction) – is the story of “the women of the Banks family are the most successful thieves in Chicago, but during the heist of a lifetime, they must band together to avenge a loved one taken too soon.” Published by TKO it will soon be adapted into film by Macro, a relatively young company, but one that’s already gained nine Oscar nominations and one Oscar win for Viola Davis in Fences. Writer, Gay, will write the script and will also serve as Executive Producer. So, one would hope for a faithful adaption with her onboard.
For all you film buffs out there, here’s a little bit more background details to Macro:
“Launched in 2015 by Charles D. King, MACRO is a multi-platform media company representing the voice and perspectives of people of color. MACRO co-financed the critically-acclaimed MUDBOUND, FENCES, ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ. SORRY TO BOTHER YOU and JUST MERCY. It also produced Netflix’s TIGERTAIL and co-financed and produced the upcoming JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH film for Warner Bros. Pictures.”
And, for comic book fans, check out our previously posted preview of this criminal caper comic here.