After the mess that the movie industry made of Max Brooks’ World War Z, you’d think that he might opt out from allowing them to touch any more of his creative endeavors. Alas, this is not the case. It appears as if one more of Brooks’ stories will be going up on the chopping block. This time around the property is a graphic novel by the name of The Harlem Hellfighters and the studio to take it on shall be Sony.
For those that have never heard of it, The Harlem Hellfighters follows the real-life tale of an African-American Army unit during World War I. A unit that happens to have been one of the meanest infantry units in the history of the war, spending more time in combat than any other US unit and winning tons of awards for their heroism. And although the story is already set to be turned into a movie, the actual graphic novel won’t be hitting shelves for a few more weeks, on April 1st.
If it helps alleviate any fears, Brooks will be the one to adapt the script, so we shall hopefully not see a repeat of the unholy travesty that was World War Z. Gods be willing, Sony will be a little wiser than Paramount was.
Thanks to The Hollywood Reporter for the heads-up.