Dope’s Rick Famuyiwa Directing Son Of Shaolin

Rick Famuyiwa

by James White |
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While there will probably be a support group's worth of directors who were attached to the DCEU version of The Flash one day, a former potential candidate – Dope's Rick Famuyiwa, is moving on to other things. He's now in talks to make Son Of Shaolin.

Dwayne Johnson's Seven Bucks company nabbed the rights to Jay Longino and Caanan White's graphic novel a year ago, and The Rock, alongside company president Dany Garcia, have set it up with Sony.

Son Of Shaolin blends Shaolin mythology with the story of a group of teens whose neighbourhood is undergoing gentrification. Our hero is a street artist struggling to make his mark (and ends meet), who discovers that he's the last of his bloodline. Oh... and he has to find a way to take down a seemingly unstoppable killer.

It sounds like the right fit for Famuyiwa, but we'll wait and see if he makes a deal to adapt the graphic novel from Longino's script.

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