The star of Creed 2 and Black Panther is bringing a recently published novel to the big screen.
Michael B. Jordan and Warner Bros. recently acquired the film rights to Marlon James’ fantasy novel Black Leopard, Red Wolf, which was published on February 5th.
The first in a planned series called the Dark Star trilogy, set against the backdrop of two warring kingdoms in an epic fantasy world, the novel follows a hunter named Tracker who has been hired to find a missing child. The story draws heavily from African history and mythology, with James jokingly describing the novel as an “African ‘Game of Thrones’”.
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Jordan will produce the film under his Outlier Society production label, which he founded in order to bring more diverse stories to the big screen.
James is also known for his novel A Brief History Of Seven Killings, which is being adapted into a series by Amazon.
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