The writer of The Boondocks and the Chris Rock comedy series Everybody Hates Chris, Rodney Barnes, has been hired to write the script for director Jordan Vogt-Roberts‘ next film project, which is a creature feature.
Vogt-Roberts is the director of Kong: Skull Island and is also currently developing a Metal Gear Solid film adaptation. This creature feature is based on an original idea that he came up with and he’s keeping the title and story details under lock and key. However, the story will be set in his hometown of Detroit.
The film is being produced by New Regency who recently helped develop Brad Pitt’s Ad Astra and produced Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse.
I’m really curious to see what exactly Vogt-Roberts is cooking up with this project. Barnes’s most recent credits include writing episodes of and acting as co-executive producer on the Marvel-based series Runaways and American Gods. He is currently working on HBO’s untitled 1980s-era Los Angeles Lakers drama pilot.