“The Breaks” creator Seith Mann (“The Wire,” “Elementary,” “Homeland”) has been hired by Studio 8 to pen the film adaptation of the indie comic mini-series “Black” with comics scribes Kwanza Osajyefo and Tim Smith 3 onboard to produce.
Dubbed “X-Men” meets “The Wire,” the story is set in a United States where only African-Americans possess superpowers. The discovery is made when a Brooklyn teen named Kareem Jenkins is racially profiled and shot by police.
He lives to tell the tale and connects with others who share similar powers and uncovers a wide conspiracy to keep the knowledge of such superpowers from the world – especially from the black community.
Studio8 has a distribution deal with Sony Pictures which will likely release it.