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Spike Lee to Direct Ron Wimberly’s Prince of Cats

Prince of Cats

The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop that iconic director Spike Lee will be directing Prince of Cats. The film is based on the graphic novel by Ron Wimberly and is a riff on Romeo & Juliet set in the 1980s hip-hop scene.

Lee will rewrite the script working with Wimberly and writer Selwyn Seyfu Hinds. Hinds wrote the initial script for the adaptation.

In August 2018 the film landed with Legendary and was being developed as a vehicle for Lakeith Stanfield. It’s unknown if Stanfield is still attached to the movie.

The story’s spin on the classic tale by the Bard is that it’s seen through the eyes of Tybalt, Juliet’s angry and duel-loving cousin. The film follows Tybalt and his Capulet brothers who live in Da People’s Republic of Brooklyn, a world of sword dueling, DJing, emceeing, breakdancing, and graffiti.

The graphic novel was originally released through DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint and was recently re-released through Image Comics.

The story is a return to Brooklyn for Lee, a favorite setting of his films and has been featured in his She’s Gotta Have It, Do the Right Thing, Jungle Fever, Crooklyn, Clockers, He Got Game and Red Hook Summer.

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DCeased #6

It’s new comic day tomorrow! What are you all excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Engadget – Microsoft archived ‘Superman’ on its Project Silica glass storage medium – Good choice.

Newsarama – DC Quietly Closed Vertigo’s Doors Early – Pour one out.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Not Even Bones turns the YA novel into an intriguing web series – Free comics!

Reviews

Talking Comics – DCeased #6
The Beat –
The Pits of Hell

Preview: Books of Magic #13

Books of Magic #13

(W) Kat Howard (A) Tom Fowler (CA) Kai Carpenter
In Shops: Oct 23, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Using magic thoughtlessly has left Tim Hunter’s family in ruins, and he’s ready to give it up entirely. But before he breaks his wand and drowns his books, he’s determined to heal the psychic damage he’s done to his own father’s mind. Unfortunately, like all children, he may not be prepared to handle the truth of what sort of man his father really is…

Books of Magic #13

Preview: Lucifer #13

Lucifer #13

(W) Dan Watters (A) Max Fiumara (CA) Tiffany Turrill
In Shops: Oct 16, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Lucifer is at war. Standing alone against Heaven, the Devil is forced to play his greatest trick. Meanwhile: an important decision is made regarding a baked potato, and the blood of an angel stains the sands of Earth.

Lucifer #13

Preview: House of Whispers #14

House of Whispers #14

(W) Nalo Hopkinson, Dan Watters (A) Dominike “Domo” Stanton, Matthew Dow Smith (CA) Yanick Paquette
In Shops: Oct 09, 2019
SRP: $3.99

After fighting a war for their very existence, Erzulie and Ogun want nothing more than a simple moment of domestic married bliss…but where gods walk, normal life flees, and their neighbor Blaise has found her story to be quite entangled with those of the loa. Will her own love story end as happily as theirs? And does she even want it to?

House of Whispers #14

Preview: The Dreaming #14

The Dreaming #14

(W) Si Spurrier (A) Matias Bergara (CA) Yanick Paquette
In Shops: Oct 02, 2019
SRP: $3.99

To learn the truth about who she really is, and settle a debt most infernal, Dora must play a game with herself, and triumph in a contest of strategy against the demon Flauros, Hell’s wiliest mind. Oh, and did we mention that demons always cheat? Featuring stunning guest art by Eisner Award nominee Mat as Bergara (Coda).

The Dreaming #14

Ava DuVernay Teams with HBO Max for Brian Wood’s DMZ

DMZ

Ava DuVernay is in the DC Comics property business as she’s working on her second property for the comic publisher. DuVernay and HBO are adapting the second American Civil War comic DMZ. DuVernay is currently working on New Gods adapting the Jack Kirby DC Comics creations. HBO and DC Comics have the same parent company, AT&T.

DMZ was published by the DC imprint Vertigo and followed a young man as he navigated the maze that is the DMZ of Manhattan which separates the split American nation of the former federal government and Free States. Wood worked on the series with co-creator and artist Riccardo Burchielli and it was released from 2005 to 2012. John Paul Leon also provided art on the series, lettered by Jared K. Fletcher, and colored by Jeromy Cox.

DMZ‘s creator Brian Wood is not without issues. The comic creator has been accused of harassment by multiple women which resulted in publisher Dark Horse canceling their current and future projects with the creator.

The television series focuses on a female medic on the island who tries to keep the residents alive while also trying to find her lost son.

This is the second series that HBO has produced based around a civil war. Confederate was a planned series that was developed for the channel by David Benioff and D. B. Wess. The concept was the American Civil War ending in a stalemate and some described it as “slavery fan fiction.” That project was scrapped due to public reaction.

DMZ too is a stalemate civil war story, without the slavery, which indicates HBO is looking for this narrative to play to a certain demographic.

Production of DMZ is set to begin in early 2020.

Preview: Books of Magic #12

Books of Magic #12

(W) Kat Howard (A) Tom Fowler, Brian Churilla (CA) Kai Carpenter
In Shops: Sep 25, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Tim’s deepest wish has materialized, but his mother’s return has ushered in a new evil. All of Tim’s choices have led here-and one final decision will now seal the young magician’s fate forever.

Books of Magic #12

Preview: Lucifer #12

Lucifer #12

(W) Dan Watters (A) Max Fiumara (CA) Tiffany Turrill
In Shops: Sep 18, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Lucifer is in the Dreaming. Time is almost up for Sycorax, and so the devil dares travel to where gods begin and end. Meanwhile: an old god’s temple is torn down, and angel flesh proves less than palatable.

Lucifer #12

Preview: High Level #6

High Level #6

(W) Rob Sheridan (A/CA) Barnaby Bagenda, Romulo Fajardo
In Shops: Sep 18, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Truth, lies, myth and mystery collide with shocking consequences when Thirteen and Minnow’s harrowing journey to High Level comes to its shocking conclusion at the steps of the fabled silver city, where ancient secrets are laid bare and a hidden adversary finally makes himself known…

High Level #6
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