Lotus Entertainment and Paperchase Films are teaming up to bring Rick Bowers’ 2012 YA book Superman vs. the KKK to the big screen.
Bowers’ book, which is fully titled Superman Versus The Klu Klux Klan: The True Story of How the Iconic Superhero Battled the Men of Hate, tells the story of the creation of a 1946 radio drama where Superman took on a version of the KKK.
The plot will follow human-rights activist and author Stetson Kennedy, who infiltrated the Klu Klux Klan and supplied the Anti-Defamation League and the radio show with information about the group’s activities.
“Fighting the forces of evil with brain over brawn, artists taking down bullies and the power of a good piece of content, it’s a real case of truth being cooler than fiction,” said producer Marc Rosen.”
The stories’ subject matter struck a chord with all involved.
“Right away I knew I wanted to re-live it by being a part of the nonviolent resistance against oppression,” said producer Marco Vicini. “It is a great honor to be able to embark on such a relevant and meaningful project with such a devoted and highly experienced team of like-minded individuals.”
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