‘Bitter Root’ Adaptation Coming From Legendary & Regina King

The flood of adaptations of stories from Image Comics continues. This time we’re headed to 1920s Harlem. Deadline reports that Legendary is set to adapt Bitter Root as a feature film. David F. Walker and Sanford Greene created the story, joined by indie veteran artist Chuck Brown. The film already has quite a superstar list of names behind the scenes.

Regina King is set to direct, after a very successful directorial debut with Amazon’s One Night in Miami. King will also produce along with Reina King via their Royal Ties banner. They’re joined by Ryan Coogler, Zinzi Coogler and Sev Ohanian of Proximity Media. The comic’s creative team also gets producer credits. Bryan Edward Hill, who has written many comics himself and is working on the Power Rangers adaptation for Hasbro, will be writing the draft script.

Here is the story’s synopsis from Image Comics: “In the 1920s, the Harlem Renaissance is in full swing, and only the Sangerye Family can save New York—and the world—from the supernatural forces threatening to destroy humanity. But the once-great family of monster hunters has been torn apart by tragedies and conflicting moral codes. The Sangerye Family must heal the wounds of the past and move beyond their differences… or sit back and watch a force of unimaginable evil ravage the human race.”

Things are still in the very early stages, so it might be a while before we have any updates. More on this as it develops.

Photo Credit: Image Comics