Reginald Hudlin has been hired to direct and co-write Valiant Entertainment's' planned Shadowman film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Hudlin will be joined by Salem showrunner Adam Simon, who is co-writing the screenplay based on a previous draft by J. Michael Straczynski.
Shadowman is not part of Valiant's five-picture deal with Sony Pictures, and like the previously-announced Archer & Armstrong film it is being developed internally before pitching it to studios.
Although best known to comic book fans for his work on Black Panther and joining in the recent revival of Milestone Comics, Hudlin is a long-time director having done House Party, Boomerang, The Great White Hype, and the upcoming Thurgood Marshall biopic Marshall.
No release date for Shadowman has been announced.