Saban Films has purchased the North American rights for “John Henry” and marked Terry Crews and Ludacris as the principal cast, as declared by the merchants on sixth August 2019. Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley said on Tuesday, “The story of John Henry is great and incredible for some.
Terry and Ludacris’ exhibitions are especially motivating, and we are enchanted to impart this contemporary advising to our spectators.”
The character of John Henry is a renowned figure from the African American legends and folklore.
The motion picture “John Henry” is a cutting edge adjustment of the African-American people legend and shows Henry (Crews), who leaves his wrongdoing filled past behind to begin an unquestionably increasingly tranquil one in Los Angeles.
There, he runs into two worker kids who are running from his previous pack pioneer and chooses to support them. Hence, his grieved past causes issue down the road for him while he attempts to give the two kids a superior future.
The emotional spine-chiller imprints Will Forbes’ directorial debut and is being delivered by Defiant Studios’ Eric B. Fleischman, Kodiak Pictures’ Maurice Fadida and Automatik’s Brian Kavanaugh-Jones. Terry Crews and Ludacris will be official makers alongside Matthew Antoun (iWood Studios) and Mark Strome (DJ Quik). Forbes and Doug Skinner are credited with the screenplay.
The film is as of now underway with the shooting starting in Los Angeles, California from May 2018. The film is scheduled for a dramatic discharge in the primary quarter of 2020.
Last October, Netflix reported that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will play the people saint in a Netflix film titled “John Henry and the Statesman”. It will be coordinated by Jake Kasdan. In any case, in contrast to The Rock’s up and coming form of John Henry, this film will be even more an advanced adjustment of the story as opposed to a straight folktale itself.