Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore‘s The Strange Talent of Luther Strode is finally coming to the big screen.
Allnighter announced Thursday it has acquired the film rights to all three Strode series. Dinesh Shamdasani, Hunter Gorinson, and Amanda Kruse will produce the film alongside co-creators Jordan and Moore.
The original miniseries told the story of a unremarkable high school kid, Luther Strode, who lives in fear of his now-absent father. Then, one day, he discovers The Method, an “improbably old text hidden between the comic books and ragged paperbacks at his favorite used bookstore.” It turns out to be more than an exercise plan, as it reshapes Luther’s body and reveals the strange talent hidden inside him. It makes him superb and strong, but it also gives him a lust for violence he cannot control. And “when The Method’s masters arrive to observe Luther’s progress and draw him into action, he’ll be forced to make the ultimate choice: embrace the monster he was intended to be … or use his newfound power to protect the people – the classmates, the teachers, the neighbors – who never protected him when he needed them the most.”
“Luther Strode remains one of my very favorite things I’ve ever worked on and getting the chance to bring it to a new audience as a film is exciting beyond belief,” Jordan said in a statement. “Especially since Allnighter is dedicated to staying true to all of the foundations — from the tone to the mythology, and, of course, the kinetic action exemplified by Tradd’s artwork — that people have loved about the comic.”
“Whether you like superheroes or horror, Strode is the rare series that equally speaks to the core of both genres and creates fascinating new dimensions in the process,” added Allnighter co-founder and partner Dinesh Shamdasani.
As with all new project announcements, it is unclear when the film will make it to theaters.
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