Allnighter shocked comic fans today by announcing that they will be adapting the ultra-violent Image Comics series The Strange Talent of Luther Strode as a feature film in partnership with series co-creators Justin Jordan, who will also write the screenplay, and Tradd Moore.
For those that missed it, the comic tells the story of High schooler Luther Strode was always a little bit less than average—soft-spoken, skinny, and, more than anything, terrified that his estranged father would one day return to torment him and his mother once more. But that ended the day that Luther discovered “The Method”—an improbably old text hidden between the comic books and ragged paperbacks at his favorite used bookstore. But “The Method” is far more than it seems—and, as its ancient techniques rework Luther’s body and unlock the strange talents buried deep within, he will find himself transformed into a near-perfect physical specimen imbued with incredible strength, startling new abilities…and a killer’s instinct for violence that he can’t quite seem to shake. When “The Method’s” masters arrive to observe Luther’s progress and draw him into action, he’ll be forced to make the ultimate choice: embrace the monster he was intended to be…or use his newfound power to protect the people—the classmates, the teachers, the neighbors—who never protected him when he needed them the most.
“Luther Strode remains one of my very favorite things I’ve ever worked on and getting the chance to bring it to a new audience as a film is exciting beyond belief,” said Justin Jordan. “Especially since Allnighter is dedicated to staying true to all of the foundations—from the tone to the mythology, and, of course, the kinetic action exemplified by Tradd’s artwork—that people have loved about the comic.”
“The Strange Talent of Luther Strode is the type of pitch every publisher dreams of—work by newcomers so anxious to make their mark that every page practically vibrates with indomitable confidence,” said Eric Stephenson, Publisher & Chief Creative Officer at Image Comics. “When I first got a look at Luther Strode as a blind submission in my inbox, I was bowled over by the sheer audacity of what Justin and Tradd were creating, and it was an automatic green light. It’s going to be exciting to see how this awesome series takes shape in another medium!”
Allnighter was founded earlier this year by the executive team that previously led Hivemind—the hit-making production company behind The Witcher, The Expanse, and Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark.
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