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Studio 8 Will Adapt Superhero Comic Black into Feature Film

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Kwanza Osajyefo and Tim Smith 3's superhero comic, Black, about a world in which only black people have superpowers – and the global conspiracy to keep them from realizing as much – has been confirmed as the latest project slated to be adapted into a film by Studio 8. The comic is a production of Black Mask Studios and just recently wrapped up its six-issue run.

According to a report from Deadline, efforts to acquire the adaptation rights were spearheaded by Studio 8's Executive Vice President Jon Silk. Silk will oversee the film's production alongside fellow executive Rishi Rajani.

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Black follows Kareem Jenkins, a teenager who is shot in a Brooklyn police shooting. Kareem survives the shooting and soon discovers that he possesses superpowers – and that he's not alone. Kareem is just one of many black men and women who possess innate, heroic abilities, a fact that is kept under wraps by a shadowy, far-reaching conspiracy.

Black was written by Kwanza Osajyefo, with art by Tim Smith 3. The film adaptation does not currently have a release date or director attached. Casting and production information will be announced at a later date.

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