Friday, April 23, 2010

John Singleton to Adapt Kevin Grevioux Graphic Novel for Television

The following Negro movie news comes from an article at AOL Black Voices "BV on Movies" blog:

John Singleton is reportedly going to direct a television miniseries for EPIX TV, a premium movie channel owned by Studio 3 Partners, a joint venture between Paramount Pictures, MGM and Lionsgate.  The series is called "The Gray Men" and is based on a new graphic novel by actor Kevin Grevioux.

Grevioux wrote the original screenplay for the 2003 film, Underworld, although Grevioux was excluded from contributing to the screenplays for the Underworld sequels.  Grevioux played the werewolf, Raze, in the original film.  Grevioux also writes comic books for his own line of comics and also for Marvel Comics, including the series, New Warriors and Adam: Legend of the Blue Marvel.  As of this writing, "The Gray Men" has not been published.
"The Gray Man" is apparently a period piece set in the 1960s, and looks at a time when the government was recruiting young African-American college students to infiltrate radicals groups, including the Black Panthers.

Grevioux reportedly has another film, "I, Frankenstein," in pre-production.  Scheduled to start shooting this summer, "I, Frankenstein" is based on the comic book series from Darkstorm Comics and features Frankenstein's monster, Dracula, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, among others.  Patrick Tatopoulos, who directed Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, will helm this live-action feature with Grevioux, Robert Sanchez, and Lakeshore Entertainment (which produced Underworld) serving as producers.

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