‘Netflix prevailed to win an auction for Failsafe, a Vault Comics title that will be scripted by Black Panther co-writer Joe Robert Cole, as a producing and potential starring vehicle for Michael B. Jordan. Jordan and Alana Mayo will produce through their Outlier Society Productions banner along with Vault Comics’ F.J. Desanto.
The project was pitched on the heels of the Black Panther’srecord breaking theatrical run, and numerous suitors emerged for a re-team between Cole, who wrote the script with director Ryan Coogler, and Jordan, who turned in a powerhouse performance as Killmonger. Sources put the deal in the high six range.
Jordan is in high demand, he’ll decide whether or not to star when the script comes in. The subject matter certainly fits his wheelhouse.