Lotus Entertainment and Paperchase Films are teaming with producer Marco Vicini on Superman vs. The KKK, a film based off of the 2012 young adult non-fiction novel by Rick Bowers.
The original book, entitled Superman Versus The Ku Klux Klan: The True Story How The Iconic Superhero Battled The Men Of Hate, centred on the creation of a real-life 1946 radio drama in which Superman took on a thinly-veiled version of the actual Klan.
"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,” said Lotus Entertainment Co-Chairman Bill Johnson. “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."
The plot of the upcoming movie will follow a former Klan member who goes undercover and works with the Anti-Defamation League and the producer of the Superman radio show.
The tone is said to be a thriller along the lines of Mississippi Burning and The Departed.
Katherine Lindberg will adapt the screenplay while Marc Rosen and Dillon Jordan will produce.
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