Ava DuVernay to direct The New Gods
The Selma director has closed a deal with Warner Bros and DC to helm the big screen adaptation of Jack Kirby's comic book series The New Gods
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay has been roped in to helm the screen adaptation of The New Gods, the creation of revered comic book impresario Jack Kirby. She closed the deal with Warner Bros and DC with Kario Salem as the writer.
There is said to be no connection between this film and the other DC worlds being explored for films right now by Warner Bros.
The New Gods was the genesis of the uber-villain Darkseid. Also called Fourth World, the Kirby creation debuted in a trilogy of related comics written and drawn by Kirby that were published in the early 1970s --New Gods, Forever People and Mister Miracle. The New Gods came into existence after the world of the gods of classic mythology were destroyed during Ragnarok. The deities inhabit two planets: one is New Genesis, a lush paradise, and the other Apokolips, which sounds like Dante’s version of hell.