April 28th, 2008 (Los Angeles, CA) — BOOM! Studios and James L. White have attached Mekhi Phifer’s Facilitator Films to adapt the graphic novel HUNTER’S MOON as a starring vehicle for the actor, it was announced today by Phifer and BOOM! Co-founders Andrew Cosby and Ross Richie. Phifer and his Facilitator Films partner Ronnie Warner will produce the film along with Cosby and Richie, via their Boom Entertainment banner.
The graphic novel was created and written by James L. White, scribe for the Oscar-winning film RAY. The story follows a single father who takes his teenage son into the woods for a weekend of bonding. When the son is kidnapped, the father is forced to do the bidding of the captors in a desperate bid to save his son. Thriller is seen in the vein of RANSOM.
Hunter’s Moon by Randy Wayne White
The comic book has been nominated for “Story of the Year” and “Writer of the Year” by comic book honorarium The Glyph Awards. Currently James L. White is working on a project about the great blues legend Robert Johnson for HBO.
HUNTER’S MOON will be a follow-up to Facilitator’s successful hit 2007 holiday feature THIS CHRISTMAS. The modestly-budgeted $13 million film, which starred Phifer and was produced by his company Facilitator Films, went on to make $50 million worldwide. Phifer continues to star in long-running mega-hit show ER, which is now entering its 15th and final season. Facilitator Films currently also has a deal with WATV for an upcoming series about cars and the celebrities who drive them. Details will be forthcoming.
The attachment of Phifer to HUNTER’S MOON follows on the heels of the recently announced acquisition of NORTH WIND by Davis Entertainment earlier this month. Cosby and Richie are producing the feature film versions of BOOM! series TAG and TALENT at Universal with Marc Platt. In addition, Paramount snatched up BOOM! comic book series THE FOUNDATION for Cosby and Richie to produce in a pre-emptive bid before publication of the comic book series. Producers recently sold the David DiGilio graphic novel NORTH WIND to John Davis. Ice Cube’s CubeVision is adapting big-screen version of the BOOM! graphic novel 10 at Dimension as a starring vehicle for the actor. Cosby’s hit TV series EUREKA enters its third year on the Sci-Fi Network soon.
BOOM! Studios is represented by Paradigm and managed by Pete Golden and Farley Zeigler at Golden Entertainment West. Mekhi Phifer is represented by Andrew Rogers at Paradigm and Steven Greener and Michael Baum at Handprint Entertainment. James L. White is repped by ICM.
The HUNTER’S MOON trade paperback (ISBN: 1934506222) features art by Dalibor Talajic and Sebastian Cardoso.
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