‘Xerø’ Film On Track From Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s G-Unit

by Erik Amaya

Christopher Priest and ChrisCross‘s Xerø is on its way to becoming a feature film.

Deadline reports Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s G-Unit Film & Television has optioned the series for development. The comic, originally published by DC Comics, centers on secret agent Coltrane “Trane” Walker, a high tech “closer” twenty-five years in the future. But in his public life, he is the power forward for the National City Vipers. The reason no one recognizes him: he disguises himself as a white man when closing. Of course, the tech involved is not without its problems — including the two times he died while on the job.

The film version sees Trane using his skills to blend anonymously into the exotic Casino Royale. But the mission will see him experiencing a moral awakening and questioning his life in between two worlds. Color Farm Media is also attached to the project, as are producers Erika Alexander, Ben Arnon, and Joseph Illidge.

“There’s no one better than Christopher Priest to bring G-Unit Film & Television into the world of comic book superheroes,” Jackson said in a statement. “Watch as we build Xerø into a franchise alongside Christopher and Color Farm Media. I can’t wait for the world to meet Trane Walker in an all new way.”

Priest added, “Xerø depicts a slow-moving car wreck at the intersection of race and class. The commonality of struggle represented by the life experiences of Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson, G-Unit Film & Television and Color Farm assure a broad depth of first-hand appreciation for that delicate balance. It’s exciting to be working together to create this new world.”

As with all newly announced projects, it is unclear how quickly Xerø will make it to screens, but we hope development is swift.

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