Martial arts star, actor Michael Jai White is partnering with inclusion streaming service UrbanflixTV to executive produce The Outlaw Johnny Black. The news came late Wednesday following the actor’s announcement days earlier signaling the next phase of his Jaigantic Studios banner which includes the long-developed Black Dynamite follow-up.
White and co-star and screenwriter Byron Minns penned the script that centers on the titular Johnny Black, hell bent on avenging the death of his father at the hands of Brett Clayton as he becomes a wanted man in the aftermath. Posing as a preacher in a small mining town, it is where he’ll soon be tasked with saving it from the stranglehold of a notorious land baron.
The streamer states the film is right on task with its mission in creating high-quality multi-cultural content, offering scripted and unscripted content in providing definitive “urban” entertainment.
“As a filmmaker, I see a lack of quality content that speaks to varying cultures,” said Herb Kimble, Chairman of UrbanflixTV. “UrbanflixTV will offer content that fosters pride for people of all cultures, races, beliefs and sexual orientations.”
“Our collection of high-caliber programming features multi-cultural casts and highlights diversity,” said Kevin Griffo, CEO of UrbanflixTV. “Our slate of programs demonstrates our commitment to inclusion and includes a fresh take on everything from full-length feature films, documentaries, stand-up comedians and musical entertainment featuring actors from a wide range of backgrounds.”
White will next appear in Universal 1440’s home releases of Undercover Brother 2 this November, and writer/director Dallas Jackson’s 2020 release, Welcome To Sudden Death. Jaigantic is also staking its agenda with a hopeful sequel to White’s 2009 martial arts action thriller, Blood And Bone.