It looks as though Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is looking to dive into the world of comic book movies with DC’s Xerø.
According to a new report from Deadline, 50 Cent’s G-Unit Film & Television has optioned DC’s Xerø by Christopher Priest and ChrissCross. The current plans call to use it to launch a film franchise.
The original comic follows an African American government agent named Trane Walker that disguises himself as a white man to blend into the haunts of the international elite. He ends up being a man living in two worlds and how he deals with it.
“There’s no one better than Christopher Priest to bring G-Unit Film & Television into the world of comic book superheroes,” said Jackson. “Watch as we build XERO into a franchise alongside Christopher and Color Farm Media, I can’t wait for the world to meet Trane Walker in an all-new way.”
Priest is a master storyteller,” said Alexander. “Xerø is a powerful project and we’re thrilled to partner with Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s G-Unit Film & Television, the preeminent power players.”
“Xerø is the perfect action hero for our times in a story that is equal parts James Bond and James Baldwin,” remarked Illidge. “G-Unit’s legacy of courageous, edge-of-your-seat thrillers about complex protagonists makes them the perfect partner to spearhead this franchise. After working with Christopher on Batman years ago, I’m thrilled to be reuniting with him on Xerø.”
“Xerø depicts a slow-moving car wreck at the intersection of race and class,” added Priest. “The commonality of struggle represented by the life experiences of Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, G-Unit Film & Television, and Color Farm assure a broad depth of first-hand appreciation for that delicate balance. It’s exciting to be working together to create this new world.”
No word as of yet on a timeline for the production of the film.