Sony Picks Up “Black Dynamite”

Sony Pictures acquired the rights to the blaxploitation spoof Black Dynamite reports Variety.

Picked up overnight at the Sundance Film Festival for a cool $2 million, the deal came with a heavy marketing commitment from Sony and the studio will aim for a release later this year.

Set in the 1970s, Black Dynamite is an African-American action legend and the one hero willing to fight The Man all the way from the blood-soaked city streets to the hallowed halls of the Honky House

Sony purchased the North American distribution rights for $2 million, in a negotiations period that lasted into the wee hours of the morning. The deal was said to

The studio hopes to spawn a franchise from the film which stars Michael Jai White, Mykelti Williamson, Bokeem Woodbine, Roger Yuan, Tucker Smallwood, Salli Richardson, Miguel A. Núñez Jr, Phil Morris and Nicole Sullivan.