Ava DuVernay To Direct DC’s “New Gods”

Following on from “A Wrinkle in Time,” filmmaker Ava DuVernay is heading to Warner Bros. Pictures and has lined up a film adaptation of Jack Kirby’s iconic DC Comics “The New Gods” work as her next directorial effort.

Mixing social commentary, mythology and science fiction, the story sees a war between two alien planets – New Genesis and Apokolips – arrive on Earth when the ruler of the dystopian Apokolips, Darkseid, discovers humanity holds the key to the Anti-Life Equation which allows its user to control all living beings in existence.

Kirby, co-creator of Captain America, X-Men and other iconic heroes, created the work which was one of his ‘Fourth World Saga’ – four interconnected comic book series in the early 1970s. The Fourth World Saga has continued through a number of DC comic book series across the past four decades, with Darkseid serving as a major galactic villain across the DC universe.

Source: Heat Vision