Director X is in talks to helm the remake of Super Fly

Sony Pictures has announced that Director X (a.k.a. Julien Christian) is in talks to helm the remake of the 1972 blaxploitation crime drama SUPER FLY. Fueled by the smooth grooves of Curtis Mayfield, the original directed by Gordon Parks Jr and starring Ron O'Neil as Priest, SUPER FLY tells the story of an African American cocaine dealer who attempts to execute one last score before leaving his life of crime behind. Alex Tse will write the screenplay, with Joel Silver on board to produce.

As part of a casting prediction, Deadline Hollywood has reported that GROWN-ISH star Trevor Jackson is up to play the lead, though Sony had declined to comment on who will star as Youngblood Priest fort the purpose of the remake. In the past, SUPER FLY went on to spurn two sequels: SUPER FLY T.N.T. (1973) and THE RETURN OF SUPER FLY (1990).

This certainly is a righteous devlopment. From what I can recall, SUPER FLY is a film that is driven a lot by its far-out soundtrack, and seeing as Director X has a rich musical background in helming videos for Usher, Kanye West, Jay-Z, David Guetta, Drake, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, and Rihanna, we could be looking at one bad mamma jamma of a crime drama, ya dig?  



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