Image’s The Strange Talent of Luther Strode to Become a Movie
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Allnighter has optioned The Strange Talent of Luther Strode as a film. The Image Comics title by Justin Jordan and with art by Tradd Moore debuted in October 2011. It ran for six issues before returning for two more sequels.
“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,” Jordan said in a statement. “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.”
Jordan and Moore also created the series sequels, 2012’s The Legend of Luther Strode and 2015’s The Legacy of Luther Strode. Now they will act as producers on the film. Jordan will also have a role as a screenwriter.
The story, which the creators initially described as being like Spider-Man without a moral compass, focuses on Luther Strode, who is just a geek living with his mother. Hoping to get some muscles, Charles Atlas-style, he finds the mail-order exercise manual for the Hercules Method. Much to his surprise, the Method turns out the be an instruction manual from a murder cult. Strode gets not only inhuman reflexes and speed, but also a taste for extreme violence. What ensues is part superhero story, part slasher movie.
Allnighter has yet to announce when The Strange Talent of Luther Strode production will start.
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