Valiant Entertainment and The Mummy producer Sean Daniel are teaming up to turn Valiant Comics’ Shadowman into a live action feature and have tapped J. Michael Straczynski to write the script.
Along with Daniel, the film’s producers are Jason Kothari, Dinesh Shamdasani, and Jason Brown with Straczynski the exec producer.
Shadowman has sold millions of comic books and spawned two multi-platform video games. Per Deadline, the film’s logline is: 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 is a character who lives in a unique world that mixes the modern world with that which is most ancient within us,” said Straczynski. “The New Orleans vibe and history, and the struggle to find a balance with the personality within him, is a perfect dramatic vehicle. We’ve already finished the outline and there’s a lot of action, much of it unique to what Shadowman can do…but at the core of it there’s a strong character, world and mythology that can be explored across multiple subsequent films. This is gonna be fun.”
Said Valiant CEO Jason Kothari: “Shadowman is the first in a large slate of film projects that we are developing and funding internally at Valiant. Between Sean’s evidenced track record and Joe’s creative genius, we are very enthused about building a potential franchise here.”
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