The reboot of ‘Superman’, an American superhero film, is reportedly underway courtesy of DC Films and Warner Bros. Pictures.
According to Shadow and Act, Ta-Nehisi Coates, renowned US author cum journalist, has been enlisted to write the forthcoming feature film.
He is the writer of the bestselling books including ‘The Beautiful Struggle’, ‘We Were Eight Years in Power’, and ‘Between The World And Me’, which won the National Book Award in 2015.
Jeffrey Jacob Abrams is also expected to produce the project under his Bad Robot label.
Details of the forthcoming project remain sketchy as of the time this report was filed as neither the director nor plot of the film has been announced.
“To be invited into the DC Extended Universe by Warner Bros., DC Films and Bad Robot is an honor. I look forward to meaningfully adding to the legacy of America’s most iconic mythic hero,” Coates said in a statement.
Also speaking, Abrams noted that the forthcoming project will offer a fresh perspective to previous ‘Superman series.’
“There is a new, powerful and moving Superman story yet to be told. We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with the brilliant Mr. Coates to help bring that story to the big screen, and we’re beyond thankful to the team at Warner Bros. for the opportunity,” he said.
On his part, Toby Emmerich, Warner Bros chairman, expressed optimism that Coates would deliver on the new project given his track record.
“Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me opened a window and changed the way many of us see the world. We’re confident that his take on Superman will give fans a new and exciting way to see the Man of Steel,” he said.
The forthcoming project is the latest of the ‘Superman’ series since it hit the screen in 1978.
It comes after ‘Superman Returns’ in 2006, ‘Man of Steel’ in 2013, ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ in 2016 and ‘Justice League’ in 2017.
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