Adi Shankar, cult favorite producer of Netflix’s Castlevania and YouTube Power Ranger short film, has joined with PaperChase Films to produce a Superman vs KKK movie.
Shankar had this to say about this new partnership: “Superheroes operate outside the scope of law and offer us hope that someone will rise up and protect us when government and other institutions cannot or will not. This story shows the power of the superhero mythology and it’s tangible impact on the physical world.”
Marc Rosen, a collaborator on the project, said this: “Adi Shankar has long been inspired to fight for just causes; he has successfully taken on the status quo and broken barriers long seen as insurmountable. This story highlights the power of the people against the alarming resurgence of some the darkest chapters of our country’s past. It is as historical as it is timely, as the nation is once again facing challenges to the principles of truth, justice and ‘The American Way.”
Superman vs Ku Klux Klan will be based on a non fiction book by Rick Bowers. The movie will follow Stetson Kennedy, a young writer and activist who went undercover in the KKK to expose their secrets. He would end up teaming up with the Superman themed radio show, The Adventures of Superman, in a 16 part series starring the last son of krypton which disclosed the practices of the Klan.
There is no news yet on casting or release date for this movie.