Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley will write and direct a big screen adaptation of his creator-owned comic book series with artist Georges Jeanty The American Way: Those Above and Those Below, according to Deadline.
The American Way is a 60s period piece, which tells the story of the New American, the first African American superhero on a government sponsored team, in a story with parallels to the civil rights movement. Those Above and Those Below is a sequel to which explores the aftermath of the New American's debut.
The American Way will be produced by Blumhouse, the same studio behind for the planned Spawn reboot film.
No projected released date for The American Way adaptation was reported.