An adaptation of Ron Wimberly‘s graphic novel Prince of Cats is on the way.
Legendary won an auction to acquire the feature rights, and are developing the adaptation with Lakeith Stanfield attached to star. The story is described as a re-telling of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet set in the ’80s.
HBO is developing a potential new drama series titled Who Fears Death based on author Nnedi Okorafor‘s novel of the same name, with Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin executive producing as part of his overall deal with HBO.
The story is set in post-apocalyptic Africa, and mixes in some fantasy elements as well. It follows a girl who, considered an outcast, sets off on a dangerous journey.
Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child #1 Written by Selwyn Seyfu Hinds
Pencilled by Denys Cowan
Inked by John Floyd
Colored by Dave McCaig
Lettered by Clem Robins
Cover by Rafael GrampÃ¡
Cover Color by Dave Stewart Vertigo Comics
Release date: March 21, 2012
Cover Price: $2.99
Marie Laveau and her immortal voodoo legacy are just as integral to the spirit of New Orleans as Mardi Gras or Jazz. Who better to invoke then to fight the demons of a city struggling to find itself, just months after the tragedies of Hurricane Katrina? Combining gritty social commentary with supernatural fables, with Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child #1 writer Selwyn Seyfu Hinds introduces readers to a place where the werewolves, vampires, and voodoo courts may not be as frightening as the street thugs lurking around what seem to be every corner. Characterizations are a bit sparse, yet we know who the protagonist is and that she has fabulously weird supporting cast who leave us to wonder who the villain might be.