Real life or The Onion? … Real life! 50 may have been hanging upside down at the Super Bowl for a little too long, but the rapper, actor, producer, do everything guy is working on a comic adaptation described in the headline above.
Apparently he is reportedly developing Christopher Priest’s Xerø comic book series as a live-action film, with the hopes/possibility of a TV show to come. Well there you go.
What is Xerø? Glad you asked, since I had to look it up myself.
It is a series set around a Black government assassin who uses his camouflaging skills to blend in as a white man in with the international elites. The story takes place in East St. Louis, Illinois, from the perspective of Trane Walker.
So, first, if a white man is going to mix in with international elites… how the fvck is it going to take place in East St. Louis? That may be like.. Episode 1, so you can meet Trane Walker, but from there… no chance it can be in ESL… anyone that has been to ESL knows this.
“There’s no one better than Christopher Priest to bring G-Unit Film & Television into the world of comic book superheroes,” said … 50… “Watch as we build Xerø into a franchise alongside Christopher and Color Farm Media. I can’t wait for the world to meet Trane Walker in an all new way.”
Erika Alexander added: “Priest is a master storyteller. Xerø is a powerful project, and we’re thrilled to partner with Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson’s G-Unit Film & Television, the pre-eminent power players.”
“Xerø is the perfect action hero for our times in a story that is equal parts James Bond and James Baldwin. G-Unit’s legacy of courageous, edge-of-your-seat thrillers about complex protagonists makes them the perfect partner to spearhead this franchise. After working with Christopher on Batman years ago, I’m thrilled to be reuniting with him on Xerø,” Illuminous CEO Joseph Illidge said.
Priest said: “Xerø depicts a slow-moving car wreck at the intersection of race and class. The commonality of struggle represented by the life experiences of Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson, G-Unit Film & Television and Color Farm assure a broad depth of first-hand appreciation for that delicate balance. It’s exciting to be working together to create this new world.”
Man, I definitely want to see this come to life. It will be epically bad and folks will fall all over themselves to find a glimmer of good and ride it into existence on Twitter dot com.