Studio 8 Will Adapt Superhero Comic Black into Feature Film

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.

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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