‘Bitter Root’: Regina King To Direct Adaptation Of Monster-Hunting Comic Book Set During Harlem Renaissance

After the accolades Regina King received for her directorial debut One Night in Miami, any project she takes from now on is going to get a ton of attention. According to Variety, she’s decided on an adaptation of 1920s-set comic book series Bitter Root as her next film.

Working along with Legendary and producer Ryan Coogler, King will direct the adaptation of David F. Walker, Sanford Green and Chuck Brown’s comic, which follows a family of once-great monster hunters fighting to protect New York City during the racially-charged Harlem Renaissance of 1924. You can already see some comparisons to Lovecraft Country, and perhaps even HBO’s Watchmen series from which King earned her latest Emmy Award victory.

Bryan Edward Hill, who is writing the latest attempt to reboot Power Rangers, is rewriting the screenplay for Bitter Root, as well.

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