Starz Developing ‘Black Samurai’ Series Starring Common
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Starz has announced that they are developing an action-drama series based on the Black Samurai novels by author Marc Olden, with Common attached to star.

The series is currently untitled, going under the obvious working title Black Samurai. Olden’s work has been adapted in the past, in the 1977 blaxploitation film of the same name starring the late Jim Kelly. Starz is developing the series with Jerry Bruckheimer and his Jerry Bruckheimer Television.

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‘Drake’s Fortune’ Adaptation Brings In ‘National Treasure’ Scribes To Pen Script
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It’s been difficult to get a film adaptation of Drake’s Fortune into production, and with Neil Burger taking himself out to direct the project, fans of the video game will have to wait a lot longer before they can see Drake seek a lost treasure. But Sony is hiring two writers who are familiar with the themes of Drake’s Fortune, which may help steer the adaptation into the right direction.

Variety reports that National Treasure scribes Marianne and Cormac Wibberley have been hired to write the script for the film. The recent hiring is a smart move as the two have had plenty of experience writing about riddles, puzzles, and ancient hidden treasures.

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