‘Watchmen’ Star Regina King To Direct Adaptation Of Image Comics’ ‘Bitter Root’

Black Panther's Ryan Coogler will also produce the film.

Watchmen star Regina King is stepping behind the camera again to direct an adaptation of Bitter Root from Image Comics.

Regina King is continuing her path as a director after getting an Oscar nomination for One Night in Miami. She is now set to direct a film adaptation of Bitter Root for Legendary. The film will be based on the 2019 Eisner nominated comic book from David F. Walker, Sanford Greene, and Chuck Brown. Black Panther‘s Ryan Coogler is also attached to the project as a producer under Proximity Media.

Of course, this isn’t Regina King’s first foray into the comic book genre after starring in Watchmen. The actress turned director was also a name that recently floated around for Marvel Studios’ Blade and the upcoming Superman reboot from JJ Abrams. For now, King turns her attention to Bitter Root, and this is what Legendary revealed about the film:

“For generations, the Sangeryes have hunted and cured those infected by a supernatural force that feeds off of prejudice and transforms humans into monsters. But with most of the family gone, the remaining Sangeryes disagree over saving or killing the monsters.”

Are you excited to see Regina King tackling a comic book film? Should she move to DC or Marvel next? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Here is the official synopsis for Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen:

Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, WATCHMEN embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.

Watchmen stars Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Jean Smart, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Hong Chau, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, and James Wolk. The series is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television, based on Alan Moore’s graphic novel co-created and illustrated by Dave Gibbons and published by DC.

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Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.