SUPERMAN Vs. The KKK Book is Getting a Film Adaptation
The title of this film, Superman Vs. The KKK might be a little misleading, but I'm not the guy who came up with the title. Regardless, it still sounds like an intriguing story that will make a good movie.
The film is based on a book called Superman Versus The Ku Klux Klan: The True Story of How the Iconic Superhero Battle the Men of Hate. The book was written by Rick Bowers and the story chronicles "a former Klan member who goes undercover in 1947 Atlanta and works with the Anti-Defamation League and the producer of the Superman radio show." One of the film's producers Marc Rosen says:
“Fighting the forces of evil with brain over brawn, artists taking down bullies and the power of a good piece of content, it’s a real case of truth being cooler than fiction."
Even though the story doesn't really involve the character "Superman" fighting the KKK, which would be awesome, the movie still sounds like it will tell a story that I'd want to see. The film is being developed by Lotus Entertainment and it's being adapted for the screen by Katherine Lindberg. According to Lotus Entertainment Co-Chairman Bill Johnson:
“The themes of this true story fall right in line with the type of stories that inspired me to want to make movies in the first place. We’re delighted to be partnering with PaperChase and are looking forward to a successful and enjoyable collaboration on this film with hopefully more to come in the future.”
PaperChase’s Dillon Jordan, added:
“It’s both rare and vital to have the opportunity to align with a company like Lotus, where the creative vision matches the raw determination to bring exciting, commercially viable content to the marketplace. When presented with Superman vs. the KKK, we immediately knew we were working with a group who understand the importance of delivering profound and impactful cinematic experiences that resonate with audiences around the world.”
Producer Marco Vicini went on to say:
"The story behind Superman vs. the KKK really struck a chord with me. Right away I knew I wanted to re-live it by being a part of the nonviolent resistance against oppression. It is a great honor to be able to embark on such a relevant and meaningful project with such a devoted and highly experienced team of like-minded individuals.”
Here's the official description of the book:
This book tells a group of intertwining stories that culminate in the historic 1947 collision of the Superman Radio Show and the Ku Klux Klan. It is the story of the two Cleveland teenagers who invented Superman as a defender of the little guy and the New York wheeler-dealers who made him a major media force. It is the story Ku Klux Klan's development from a club to a huge money-making machine powered by the powers of fear and hate and of the folklorist who--along with many other activists-- took on the Klan by wielding the power of words. Above all, it tells the story of Superman himself--a modern mythical hero and an embodiment of the cultural reality of his times--from the Great Depression to the present.
I'll definitely be checking this flick out! What do you all think of this story being brought to the big screen?