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April 16, 2018

John Ridley Teams with Blumhouse for Superhero Movie ‘The American Way’

Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley has teamed up with producer Jason Blum for a movie adaptation of his comic book series The American Way: Those Above and Those Below. Deadline Hollywood reports the filmmaker, known for 12 Years a Slave, will be writing and directing “a film that uses superheroes to explore timely social issues including race and integration.”

Ridley and artist Georges Jeanty created The American Way in 2006, a comic book limited series that spanned eight issues. Set in the 1960s, it tells an alternate history in which the United States Government creates superheroes and villains to keep American citizens satiated. Each costumed member represents a specific ethnicity to ensure the populace feels represented.

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