Black Leopard, Red Wolf Movie: What We Know

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Marlon James’s Black Leopard, Red Wolf trilogy is being adapted into a movie. Here’s what we know:

What’s it about? What’s the plot?

Black Leopard, Red Wolf is the first part of a fantasy trilogy rooted in African mythology about Tracker, a mercenary with a heightened sense of smell who is hired to find a missing boy. Amid warring kingdoms and political upheaval, he finds himself part of a group of others who are also looking for the boy who disappeared three years ago.

The book was released on February 5, 2019, and the acquisition of the film rights to the book was announced the next day.

What format will it be? Will the Black Leopard, Red Wolf adaptation be a Movie or a Series?

It’s planned as a feature movie.

Who’s behind it?

Michael B. Jordan‘s Outlier Society production company and Warner Brothers have obtained the film rights. Jordan’s Outlier Society is a production company that has committed to and continues to promote diversity and inclusion in Hollywood.

What’s the status of the Black Leopard, Red Wolf adaptation?

The adaptation is very early in its development. The film rights have been acquired, but that’s pretty much all that’s known so far.

Who’s in the cast?

No casting details have been released yet.

When will it be released?

Currently unknown.

Is there a trailer or teaser available?

Not yet! Stay tuned.


Black Leopard, Red Wolf Movie Development Timeline

February 5, 2019 Black Leopard, Red Wolf (novel) is released.

February 6, 2019 Warner Brothers and Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society obtain the film rights to Black Leopard, Red Wolf.