Valiant Entertainment and The Mummy producer Sean Daniel are teaming up to turn the Valiant Comic Shadowman (one of my favorite comics as a kid) into a live action feature, Deadline reports. They’ve made a deal with J. Michael Straczynski to write the script.
Straczynski’s work ranges from writing/producing TV series that include Babylon 5 and Jeremiah, scripting films that include Thor, Ninja Assassin, Underworld Awakening and the Clint Eastwood-directed Changeling, and hatching comic books that include the Amazing Spider-Man and Superman: Earth One.
The film’s logline: “The forces of darkness are determined to claim New Orleans as their own, and Jack Boniface must accept the legacy he was born to uphold, in order to stop them. As Shadowman, Jack is about to become the only thing that stands between his city and an army of unspeakable monstrosities from beyond the night. He must pay a high price and master his new abilities before Master Darque brings down the wall between reality and the eldritch darkness of the Deadside.”
“Shadowman” has sold millions of comic books sold and spawned two multi-platform video games.
The movie action comes as Valiant launches a new “Shadowman” comic book series to be released November 7, with Patrick Zircher (“Thor,” “Captain America”) and Justin Jordan (“Strange Talent Of Luther Strode”) at the helm.