TriStar is developing a film adaptation of the graphic novel “DMC” created by legendary hip-hop artist Darryl McDaniels of Run DMC and writer Damion Scott. As reported by Tracking-Board, McDaniels will produce and Malcolm Gray and Nicole Brown will oversee the project for the studio.
The film is apparently being pitched as “an alternate history that blends traditional comic book storytelling with the pressures and anxieties of 1980’s New York — exploring how we got to where we are now,” with a tone similar to the Mark Millar “Kickass” film adaptation by Matthew Vaughn.
Set in the graffiti covered, crime ridden streets of 1985 New York, the graphic novel follows the mysterious tracksuit and Adidas wearing superhero DMC, who protects the people that need the most protection — those that go ignored by the rest of the superheroes of the city.
The graphic novel comes from McDaniels’ own comic book publishing house, Darryl Makes Comics, which the comic book fan founded in 2014 with Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez and music executive Riggs Morales.
The second installment in the series is set to arrive in stores this Fall.