Singleton Still Attached to Write & Direct Luke Cage?

‘Michael Stevens’ from Sneak Peek says that John Singleton (“Shaft,” “2 Fast 2 Furious”) may be writing and directing Luke Cage

John Singleton will write/direct Sony’s upcoming comic book film of Marvel’s “LUKE CAGE”.

Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige says the live-action “LUKE CAGE” movie, based on the popular ‘Power Man’ comic book character, is in development for a targeted 2005 release.

Director John “Shaft” Singleton told SNEAK PEEK’s Michael Stevens back in 2001 that he would direct “LUKE CAGE” with Ving Rhames to star. “Singleton is a big fan of ‘Luke Cage’ and we’re a big fan of his,” Feige said at the time.

Producers of “LUKE CAGE” are Neal Moritz for Original Films and Marvel Studios Avi Arad. “LUKE CAGE” was Marvel’s first African-American character to headline his own title, debuting June 1972.

‘Cage’ was a streetwise gang member, sent to prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Behind bars, he volunteered for a medical procedure that transformed him into a powerhouse with ultra-dense body mass. Using his new powers, Cage breaks out of jail and uses his abilities for profit, establishing a mercenary business called “Hero for Hire”.

Stay tuned for more on this.

Source: Sneak Peek