DC's THE AMERICAN WAY Coming To Film, Written/Directed by JOHN RIDLEY

Lawrence Kim
April 17, 2018

Comic books are movies, now - that's The American Way.

Variety has confirmed that Oscar victor John Ridley (American Crime, 12 Years a Slave) is partnering with Oscar-nominated producer Jason Blum (Get Out, Whiplash) to adapt Ridley's comic book series, The American Way: Those Above and Those Below, into a feature film.

John Ridley and Jason Blum are partnering on a movie adaptation of Ridley's recent comic book series "The American Way: Those Above and Those Below".

Specifically, Ridley will be adapting the second volume of stories, known as The American Way: Those Above and Those Below, which began publication in 2017.

Those Above and Those Below was published just a year ago by DC's Vertigo imprint, and was a followup miniseries to the 2007 graphic novel The American Way (also written by Ridley).

Oscar victor John Ridley is bringing his most notable comic book creation to the big screen.

Ridley will work on the project for Blumhouse, the small horror studio that was responsible for such successes as Get Out, Sinister, Insidious, and many more.

The only similar story we've heard recently involves comic artist Frank Miller, who is now working with Tom Wheeler on a book and a TV series for Netflix, both called Cursed. When African-American superhero New American is created in 1962 to appeal to the growing civil rights movement, a country not ready for a minority superhero suddenly sees the super-powered skirmishes no longer playing for the cameras as things turn deadly. Ridley and Jeanty followed that up with last year's six-issue miniseries subtitled Those Above And Those Below, which turned the clock forward to 1972, after the addition of black superhero Jason Fisher causes tension in the group, and the government creates a new character called Hellbent to cover up the chaos.

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