Oscar-winning actress for If Beale Street Talked To Speak, and this year’s directorial nominee for One Night in Miami, Regina King has found her next project. According to the “Deadline” portal, the comic book show “Bitter Root” by David F. Walker, Sanford Geene and Chuck Brown will be directed for the legendary studio. King will also be her producer alongside, among others, Ryan Coogler (Creed).
The events of the 1924 comic take place in the so-called Harlem Renaissance and its heroes are members of the divided Sangiri family who were once the famous monster killers. Now they will have to face the unimaginable evil that wants to destroy New York. For centuries, Sangerey has hunted down those struck by a supernatural force that thrives on prejudice and turns people into hideous monsters. They can cure them, but most of them are now dead. The rest will have to pull themselves together and forget the wounds of the past. They are the only hope for victory with an impending invasion – we read in the official description of the film’s plot.
For Regina King, this will be her first directing project since her debut film, One Night in Miami, which received three Academy Award nominations, including directing. “Bitter Root” won’t be the first movie in which Regina King will face the superhero genre. As an actress, she was one of the stars of the award-winning HBO series “Watchmen”. Her acting career is thriving, too. King also recently finished filming a Western movie on Netflix titled “The Harder They Fall”. She will be accompanied in this film by Idris Elba, Lakeith Stanfield, Jonathan Majors and Delroy Lindo.
The comic “Bitter Root” is described as a fusion of “Run!” And “Blade – the eternal hunter.” It won, among other things, an Eisner Award nomination for Best New Comedy Film of 2018. The film project is currently in the screenplay review phase. This was done by Brian Edward Hill (“Titans”). For Ryan Coogler, one of the “Bitter Root” producers, this won’t be the first adventure with the comic book movies either. He is the director of the hit movie “Black Panther”. Coogler is currently working on a follow-up. (Life PAP)
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