Michael B. Jordan will produce a film primarily based on DC Comics’ “Static Shock,” in keeping with a person with data of the venture. Jordan will produce by way of Outlier Society, his Warners-based banner.
Jordan joins Reginald Hudlin on the venture that was first revealed throughout August’s DC FanDome occasion.
“One of the things we’re really excited about, we really want to live up to the name of the company, Milestone Media,” mentioned Hudlin. “When we spoke to Jim [Lee] about reviving the Milestone line, we said ‘Look, we all know this has been a hit comic book and hit animated series. It’s time to expand back into all those areas and then some.’ So we’re in serious conversations about, as we’re launching the comic book series, developing the ‘Static Shock’ movie. That will be a theatrical feature film.”
Created by Dwayne McDuffie, Denys Cowan, Michael Davis and Derek T. Dingle, African-American teenager Virgil Ovid Hawkins turns into a brand new sort of hero, named Static, after publicity to a radioactive chemical renders him able to electromagnetic management and technology.
In addition to DC Comics, he notable was the main target of the 200-04 animated collection “Static Shock,” which aired on Kids’ WB.
“What we’re talking about is unbelievable,” added Hudlin “We’re also talking to all the other divisions of Warner, for example, the animation department. They make those amazing animated feature films for home entertainment. And we’re talking about doing one of those feature films involving the Milestone characters. We’re also looking at new media, like podcasts, and doing a serious of stories that will be available on podcasts. We will deliver Milestone Media wherever you are, on whatever platform you want.”
Jordan, who starred reverse the late Chadwick Boseman as Killmonger in “Black Panther,” final starred and produced the Warner bros. authorized drama “Just Mercy.” Jordan will subsequent star as Tom Clancy Black Ops soldier John Clark in Amazon’s “Without Remorse,” which might be launched subsequent yr. Jordan will subsequent shoot and produce drama “A Journal for Jordan,” which has Denzel Washington set to direct.
Michael B Jordan is repped by WME, M88 and lawyer Greg Slewett.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the information.
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