Sony is far from done with its Marvel playbook. As of Tuesday’s reporting from That Hashtag Show, the word now is that Spike Lee is circling an adaptation of Nightwatch for Netflix series Luke Cage creator Cheo Hodari Coker to pen.
Sony executive veep Palak Patel is overseeing development of the film whose IP launched in 1993, telling of Kevin Trench, an African-American doctor whose perilous journey begins after witnessing his future self in the costume lose his life while facing off against hijackers. Further digging into the comic book lore reveals more upheaval as it turns out that his suit is made from the very technology designed by an industrialist to treat his son, born with wife and Trench’s former lover, Ashley.
Nightwatch adds to the raft of Sony’s Marvel slate which currently lists a Spider-Man sequel, Venom, and Silver & Black to name a few.