Deadline reports that Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s G-Unit Film & Television has optioned Christopher Priest’s DC comic Xerø for development alongside Color Farm Media as a live-action film franchise.
In the upcoming films, based on Priest and ChrisCross’s DC Comics series of the same name, an African American government assassin weaponizes invisibility by disguising himself as a white man, to blend anonymously into the exotic Casino Royale haunts of the international elite. Spanning the gulf between that and the disenfranchised city streets of East St. Louis, Illinois, Trane Walker is a man living in two worlds but taking ownership of neither. Xerø tells the story of his moral awakening and the life-and-death perils it presents.
G-Unit Film & Television will produce the upcoming adaptations alongside Erika Alexander and Ben Arnon for Color Farm, and Joseph Illidge, who serves as CEO of the newly-launched production and publishing company, Illuminous.
“There’s no one better than Christopher Priest to bring G-Unit Film & Television into the world of comic book superheroes,” said Jackson. “Watch as we build XERO 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.”