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“Harlem Hellfighters” has sparked the attention of Will Smith. The graphic novel that was written by Max Brooks has captured the interest of Smith, intriguing him to produce the film version with Sony Pictures according to the blog Shadow and Act.
Brooks is the novelist who wrote World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War that was converted to the blockbuster hit last year starring Brad Pitt. His new novel is inspired by a true story of the 369th Infantry Regiment of all African Americans who were intricate in the history of World War I and World War II.
According to the blog, the novel will cover the soldier’s journey starting with the enlistment all the way to their return home, where they will face discrimination and resistance. The novel is not set to be released until April 1, but the eagerly awaiting Overbrook Entertainment, which is Smith’s production company, has already signed this phenomenal novel content to film production.
Smith’s talent is being distributed among several films that have captured his essence of acting. He has a starring role in Brilliance, where he will be playing an agent that has extraordinary gifts who will hunt down terrorists. He will also be co-staring in Focus, Hancock 2, and Bad Boys 3 that should be released sometime in the future.