Sony may be moving forward with its plans to bring the obscure comic book character Nightwatch to film.
The Hashtag Show is reporting that Spike Lee has joined the project in order to direct. Their source says that Lee will work off a script that has been developed by Cheo Hodari Coker, the current showrunner on Netflix’s Luke Cage. The film will be supervised through development by Sony executive vice president Palak Patel. Sony declined comment when reached by CBR.
Last summer, it was reported that Columbia Pictures, under Sony Pictures Entertainment, was interested in recruiting Lee. At the time, Edward Ricourt (Now You See Me) was said to be writing the script. The plan seemed to be that this film would be part of Sony’s Spider-Man universe, along with Venom and Silver and Black.
No details about the plot of the film are known yet. Nightwatch first appeared in 1993’s Web of Spider-Man #97 as a superhero who found his costume on the body of a dying version of his older self. The character played a role in several Spider-Man comics at the time before earning a spinoff title, which ultimately lasted 12 issues.
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