Gerard McMurray (The First Purge) will write and direct an adaptation of the comedian ebook Black for Studio 8 and Warner Bros., CB has confirmed.
The comedian launched in 2016 by Black Masks Studios hails from writers Kwanza Osajyefo and Tim Smith 3 and illustrators Jamal Igle and Khary Randolph, analyzing a world by which Black individuals alone have superpowers. The upcoming movie will middle on a younger man who discovers his powers after surviving a violent crime, quickly discovering himself in the midst of a warfare over the way forward for humanity, in a world by which a secret society seeks to manage the empowered and their talents.
Jeff Robinov and John Graham will produce for Studio 8, alongside Black Masks Studio’s Matteo Pizzolo, with Osajyefo and Smith co-producing, and Black Masks’s Brett Gurewitz serving as exec producer.
McMurray beforehand helmed The First Purge, in addition to Sundance breakout Burning Sands. He additionally just lately helmed an episode of CBS All Entry’ The Twilight Zone revival and can direct and exec produce FX’s upcoming collection The Spook Who Sat by the Door.
McMurray is represented by WME, Artists First and Gang, Tyre, Ramer; Black Masks Studios by WME and The Framework Collective; and Osajyefo and Smith 3 by Weintraub Tobin Chediak.