Valiant Entertainment’s Shadowman Comic Still Headed To Screens

Shadowman (comic)

by James White |
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The character might not be as well know as your Superman, Iron Man or even Sandman, but comics company Valiant Entertainment is hoping that its Shadowman character has as much luck as at least the first two on the big screen. The company now has director Reginald Hudlin and writer Adam Simon on board.

Babylon 5 and Sense8's J. Michael Straczynski wrote the first draft of the script, and is staying aboard with an executive producer credit even as Hudlin and Simon (who until recently ran the show on US drama Salem) work to develop a new take on the story.

Shadowman, which first debuted in 1992, features an African American musician in New Orleans who becomes infected by a spirit that grants him supernatural powers. Turns out he's the latest holder of the mantle of a mystical defender of Earth against demonic invasion. Chief among the threats is Master Darque (subtle) and the denizens of the Deadside.

Hudlin just directed his first film (Thurgood Marshall pic Marshall, due for release later this year), but has comic book experience writing Black Panther for Marvel and various DC titles.

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