Adi Shankar Joins Superman vs. the Ku Klux Klan
Adi Shankar, the producer behind Netflix’s highly successful Castlevania (which has been renewed for a third season) is joining with PaperChase Films and Marc Rosen to bring the story of Superman vs the Ku Klux Klan to life.
Superman vs the Ku Klux Klan is based on the book of the same name by Rick Bowers. In a time of post-WWII Klan resurgence, the need for a hero had never been so great; the KKK was rapidly gaining influence, and law-enforcement turned a blind eye to their shocking acts of violence.
This true-to-life story follows Stetson Kennedy, a man who courageously went undercover to infiltrate the KKK in 1946. In a remarkable alliance, Mr. Kennedy, the Anti-Defamation League and the Producers of the Superman Radio Show, joined forces to expose the cultish insanity of the KKK, severely damaging their influence.
This empowered a heroic coalition of everyday citizens, artists and civil rights groups to effectively thwart the KKK’s agendas and strike a powerful blow against racism and hate in a time when all other options had failed.
The film is currently in development. Casting announcements and more news will be forthcoming.