Regina King will direct a live-action Bitter root film for Legendary, based on the acclaimed Image Comic series. Although King has been involved in Hollywood for decades, her profile has been on the rise in recent years. She won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in If Beale Street could talk and then a Primetime Emmy for HBO Watchmen. He previously won Emmy Awards for his work on Seven seconds and twice for American Crime also. These accolades came just before King introduced her feature film directorial debut, One night in Miami.
The ensemble film with Malcolm X, Jim Brown, Sam Cooke and Muhammad Ali followed the four iconic figures as they met for one night and discussed a variety of pressing cultural and political issues. One night in Miami It was one of the best-reviewed movies of 2020 and earned a 98% critical rating on Rotten Tomatoes. He had a major presence during the film awards season and garnered three Oscar nominations, and King also received a Best Director nomination at the Golden Globes. One night in Miami left many wondering what he will direct next, and now we know.
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According to a report by Term, King will direct an adaptation of the Image Comic, Bitter root, by Legendary. She will produce the live-action film through her Royal Ties banner, in addition to running the comic book property. Black Panther director, Ryan Coogler, and other members of Proximity Media are also set to produce Bitter root. The script is currently being rewritten by Bryan Edward Hill, who previously worked on Ash against dead evil Y Titans, and is developing the next Forest ranger restart. There is currently no known schedule for production.
Bitter root was created by David F. Walker, Sanford Greene, and Chuck Brown in 2018. The story takes place during the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and follows the Sangerye Family, an ancient great family of monster hunters who have been torn apart by the tragedy. They are forced to rally to face an unimaginable supernatural force. The series has 24 issues published to date and has been praised for addressing racial issues. It was also nominated for an Eisner Award for Best New Comic Series.
Based on King’s recent work with One night in Miami, she should be an excellent choice for a Bitter root adaptation. It will allow you to tell meaningful stories about the breed, but to do so in a very different style than the adaptation of the play. Now, she will have horror and action elements to play with and show a new side to her vision as a director. Yes Bitter root is King’s next movie, this will probably exclude her from tackling DC’s Black Superman movie or Sword for Marvel Studios, as it was recently speculated that she would be a contender for both. King will continue to approach the world of comic book cinema with Bitter root, even if. Hopefully, your participation will allow the film adaptation to move forward quickly.
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