Grant Morrison’s latest creator-owned series is already in motion as a feature film and rapper/director RZA is set to direct, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Happy! debuted at Image Comics late last month, and was reported Tuesday as in development with RZA as director, Morrison writing the script and Reginald Hudlin — who’s worked on comics including Black Panther and Marvel Knights Spider-Man — producing with RZA. The plan, as reported, is to develop the film and then take it to a studio or financier. With one issue out thus far, Happy! tells the story of a down-on-his-luck hitman who receives inspirational advice from a blue horse. RZA’s directorial debut, The Man with the Iron Fists, is out on Nov. 2.
This is the full text of Newsarama’s post about Happy! getting optioned or produced or whatever.
Darick Robertson, co-creator, designer, and artist, is not mentioned, even though Newsarama is an actual comics site that should know better and has done better.
I don’t know what I’m more interested in—seeing how the book adapts to screen, or seeing if this weird combination of talent can work. I mean, I like me some RZA, and LOVE me some Morrison, but together? That should be interesting…