Legendary has closed a deal with the DGA Award and NAACP Image Award winning Regina King to direct and produce the upcoming film adaptation of Chuck Brown, David F. Walker, and Sanford Greene’s Eisner and Ringo Award winning series Bitter Root. King is known for her directorial debut One Night in Miami, which garnered three Oscar nominations.
According to Deadline’s coverage of the news, “King will also produce with Reina King via their Royal Ties banner, alongside Ryan Coogler, Zinzi Coogler and Sev Ohanian of Proximity Media. Walker, Greene, Brown and Drapetomedia’s Sean Owolo will executive produce. Bryan Edward Hill is currently rewriting the draft.”
Bitter Root is an ongoing comic book series following the Sangerye family, who once were known as the greatest monster hunters of all time and specialized in curing the souls of those infected by hate. But those days are fading. A terrible tragedy has claimed most of the family, leaving the surviving cousins divided between by the desire to cure monsters or to kill them. Now, though, there’s a new breed of monster loose on the streets of Harlem, and the Sangerye family must either come together or watch the human race fall to untold evil.
Bitter Root, Vol. 1 and Bitter Root, Vol. 2 trade paperbacks are both available now and can be purchased at your local comic book shop or independent bookstore via Bookshop or IndieBound, or on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and Indigo.