Around this time last year we talked about DMC, a comic by Run DMC’s Darryl McDaniels, Damion Scott and Ronald Wimberly, starring Darryl in an alternate universe story in which he became a superhero character, DMC, while simultaneously teaching English in high school.
Courtesy of Tracking Board, the comic is now in development with TriStar is in development for a film. McDaniels will produce, with Malcolm Gray and Nicole Brown producing for the studio.
Released in October of 2014, the graphic novel is set the New York City of 1985, in which graffiti covers subway cars as b-boys break and spin in playgrounds and on street corners. Drugs and crime rule the streets, though a handful of superheroes in spandex and capes wield their gadgets and superpowers to “clean up” the city–but only for the benefit of a select few. The ‘graffiti king’ Mr. Marx roams the subway tunnels, moral crusader The Puritan watches over the Lower East Side, while the Upper East Side’s Helios.
But the rest whisper a different name: DMC, who dons his tracksuit and Adidas sneakers to defend the city’s marginalized citizens against super villain and super hero alike.
We’re hearing that the film is being pitched as Kickass in tone, imaging “an alternate history that blends traditional comic book storytelling with the pressures and anxieties of 1980’s New York–exploring how we got to where we are now.” The story will explore DMC’s transition from rapper into superhero.
Whether Darryl will play himself has not been stated. DMC #2 should be out for New York Comic Con…
Here’s a reminder of the comic…