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Sony acquires the rights to Max Brooks' The Harlem Hellfighters

03.07.2014

So far, Max Brooks has one film adaptation tied to one of his books, 2013s WORLD WAR Z. I know many who love the book, but canít say the same for the movie version. Brooks actually didnít want to write the script for the film because he did not feel qualified. Instead it went into the hands of Matthew Michael Carnahan. No blame throwing here. It should have been a mini-series.

Thereís another chance on the horizon for the books of Brooks. Sony has acquired the rights to THE HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS. This one, yet to be released, is a graphic novel that tells the story ofÖ

The Army's 369th infantry division, an African American unit fighting in Europe during World War I. Breaking down racial barriers, the unit spent more time in combat than any other American unit, never losing a foot of ground to the enemy, or a man to capture, and went on to win countless decorations. Though they returned to the U.S. as heroes, the unit faced tremendous discrimination, even from their own government. The story chronicles their journey from the enlistment lines in Harlem to the training camp at Spartanburg, South Carolina, to the trenches in France.

According to Brooks, his fascination with the true story of these brave soldiers lead him to first make the material into a screenplay that was originally pitched to TNT way back when. They passed and so did everyone else he presented it to. When he brought it to Levar Burton, the actor loved the material saying that Brooks got closer than anyone who had set out to make a film on the subject but Burton didnít have enough pull to get it made. Finally after work on The Zombie Survival Guide, Brooks decided to turn it into a graphic novel. Itís set to release on April 1, 2014.

Wonder who they will get to directÖ

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3:55AM on 03/09/2014
Oscar!
Oscar!
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3:30PM on 03/08/2014

This Movie Needs To Be As Authentic As Possible

We need Mark Wahlberg, Tom Hanks, Jason Statham and Mel Gibson all wearing blackface.
We need Mark Wahlberg, Tom Hanks, Jason Statham and Mel Gibson all wearing blackface.
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6:04PM on 03/08/2014
Amazing!!!
Amazing!!!
5:51AM on 03/09/2014
lol. i hope your kidding.
lol. i hope your kidding.
8:17AM on 03/09/2014
Terrible choices for casting.... Those guys are way too old for the roles.
Terrible choices for casting.... Those guys are way too old for the roles.
10:07AM on 03/08/2014
Story that deserves to be told and I feel like there hasn't been ANY good film about Americans in WWI for decades.
Story that deserves to be told and I feel like there hasn't been ANY good film about Americans in WWI for decades.
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7:58AM on 03/08/2014

Not to be a troll but...

How many times are they gonna make this movie?

Billy Burr would agree.
How many times are they gonna make this movie?

Billy Burr would agree.
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12:33PM on 03/09/2014
This is not about the Tuskegee Airmen. So this hasn't been made before.
This is not about the Tuskegee Airmen. So this hasn't been made before.
10:30PM on 03/07/2014
Cast Idris Elba and Chiwetel Ejiofor in this.
Cast Idris Elba and Chiwetel Ejiofor in this.
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12:44AM on 03/08/2014
dude!!!! lol seriously? How do you know they are suitable for the roles? what if these guys are 18 year olds or what if Chiwetel or Idris are unsuited for the role? just because they are black makes them qualified for the roles. The material isnt even released yet.
dude!!!! lol seriously? How do you know they are suitable for the roles? what if these guys are 18 year olds or what if Chiwetel or Idris are unsuited for the role? just because they are black makes them qualified for the roles. The material isnt even released yet.
1:19AM on 03/08/2014
ConMan, it's o.k. The Soloist is an idiot.
ConMan, it's o.k. The Soloist is an idiot.
1:58AM on 03/08/2014
seriously? way to jump on a person for suggesting great actors for a role. How do you know The_Soloist hasn't read the book? What if it's the other way around, and I suggest a great white actor for a role? Does that make me racist toward white people? Get over yourselves!
seriously? way to jump on a person for suggesting great actors for a role. How do you know The_Soloist hasn't read the book? What if it's the other way around, and I suggest a great white actor for a role? Does that make me racist toward white people? Get over yourselves!
2:57AM on 03/08/2014
Typical Joblo post: Movie casting a black actor = Cast Idris Elba lol
Typical Joblo post: Movie casting a black actor = Cast Idris Elba lol
10:50AM on 03/08/2014
So my post was somewhat truthful and somewhat sarcastic.

Like how Idris Elba is suggested for every role on this site (as great as he is).

I appreciate the support though Hip-Hop Legend. To the other guys, just calm down.
So my post was somewhat truthful and somewhat sarcastic.

Like how Idris Elba is suggested for every role on this site (as great as he is).

I appreciate the support though Hip-Hop Legend. To the other guys, just calm down.
5:08PM on 03/08/2014
HipHop. He hasnt read the material because the material hasnt been released yet. and if you just spout random actors names without reading material it makes you sound dumb. Yes.

If no one had read Romeo and Juliet and you just spouted Tom Hanks or David Thewlis for the role of Romeo, youd look pretty stupid.
HipHop. He hasnt read the material because the material hasnt been released yet. and if you just spout random actors names without reading material it makes you sound dumb. Yes.

If no one had read Romeo and Juliet and you just spouted Tom Hanks or David Thewlis for the role of Romeo, youd look pretty stupid.
6:07PM on 03/08/2014
Will and jaden smith!
Will and jaden smith!
7:19PM on 03/08/2014
@con man soloist picked two black actors he enjoys to star in a movie about black soldiers not really that big of a deal
@con man soloist picked two black actors he enjoys to star in a movie about black soldiers not really that big of a deal
5:49AM on 03/09/2014
No problem soloist. I like to stick up for people when I feel their unfairly judged. Con_Man I wasn't talking about the script. I'm sure he hasn't read that. I was talking about the book. I do believe Idris is an actor who gets nominated for lots of stuff though. He is a good actor. Hopefully they will find the best actor to play the part.
No problem soloist. I like to stick up for people when I feel their unfairly judged. Con_Man I wasn't talking about the script. I'm sure he hasn't read that. I was talking about the book. I do believe Idris is an actor who gets nominated for lots of stuff though. He is a good actor. Hopefully they will find the best actor to play the part.
11:38AM on 03/10/2014
Thrown in Michael B. Jordan and John Boyega and I would have agreed with you.
Thrown in Michael B. Jordan and John Boyega and I would have agreed with you.
10:06PM on 03/07/2014
Interesting!
Interesting!
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