We all know that comic book movies are the new normal in Hollywood, but what about black independent comic book movies?
Variety is reporting that Sony Pictures has gained the rights to a new all-black comic book property called Skyward and has tapped filmmaker Brad Peyton to direct.
So… the news it out! #Skyward's been optioned by Sony as a movie!! THRILLED to be working with Brad on this!! Also unfortunately left out of the article is that @LeeGarbett is co-creator of the book! https://t.co/TD8rVUlBQ7
— Joe Henderson (@Henderson_Joe) July 2, 2018
Skyward, created by Joe Henderson and Lee Garbett, is an urban fantasy that focuses on a young woman named Willa who’s trying to survive in a world where gravity suddenly becomes a fraction of what it is now. This occurs due to a mysterious event called G-Day, which has drastically altered the fate of mankind.
“Jeff and I are focused on making event films — regardless of budget or scope,” Peyton told Variety. “Skyward is a big one. We’re very excited to deliver on what an anti-gravity movie should deliver on and be working with Joe Henderson on this.”
Peyton is no stranger to producing adaptations of other media, neither is Henderson for that matter, having already produced three seasons of Lucifer for FOX as the character is loosely based on the depiction of the biblical deity from DC Comics’ Vertigo line of comics.
Skyward #2 is currently out in local comic shops and digital library comiXology for your phone and tablet. Hopefully, this sparks a movement for Hollywood to invest in more black comic content.