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Sunday, March 20, 2022

Jay-Z to Coproduce two Projects for Netflix


JAY-Z and "The Harder They Fall" director Jeymes Samuel are teaming up again! This time, it's for Netflix's adaptation of the comic-book series "Irredeemable" and its spinoff, "Incorruptible." While the release date hasn't been revealed yet, we do know that Samuel is set to direct the upcoming films and JAY-Z will coproduce both projects. Meanwhile, Keith Powers, who's also known for his work in 2020's "Soul" and the upcoming "Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse," is handling the scripts.

On March 18, Boom! Studios, which announced its Netflix deal two years ago, confirmed the exciting news via an Instagram post. "We're thrilled to announced IRREDEEMABLE & INCORRUPTIBLE will be adapted into a Netflix film! Jeymes Samuel @thebullitts is set to direct and Kemp Powers @kemppowers will write!" the caption read.

For those unfamiliar with the story, the logline reads, "When the world's most powerful and beloved superhero, the god-like Plutonian, inexplicably begins slaughtering everyone on Earth, the only person that can stop him is his former arch-nemesis, the super-powered villain Max Damage."

In March, "Irredeemable" creator Mark Waid told Deadline that he and illustrator Peter Krause are excited to see the graphic-novel series come to life. "Peter and I are thrilled to death that a writer and a director we both admire are bringing 'Irredeemable' to life in a faithful and respectful way while inventing their own twists and turns," he told the outlet. "Their unique take on the comic makes it unlike any anti-hero story I've ever heard, and I love it."

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