50 Cent continues to expand his production resume as it was just announced that the music and television mogul is stepping into the DC universe as a producer on a live-action film based on DC Comic’s Xerø. According to Deadline, 50’s G-Unit Film and Television company will play a significant role in production.
The film will chronicle the life of a Black government assassin who "weaponizes invisibility by disguising himself as a white man to blend anonymously into the exotic Casino Royale haunts of the international elite," and will focus on "telling the story of his moral awakening and the life-and-death perils it presents."
Fif claims he will make Xerø a worldwide franchise as he also revealed plans to turn the film into a complete on-screen franchise. "There’s no one better than Christopher Priest to bring G-Unit Film & Television into the world of comic book superheroes," the "Candy Shop" rapper admired the story's creator.
"Watch as we build Xerø into a franchise alongside Christopher and Color Farm Media. I can’t wait for the world to meet Trane Walker in an all-new way," the New Yorker said.
For his part, Priest has also expressed excitement about working with 50 Cent and co-producers Joseph Illidge, Ben Arnon, and Erika Alexander. "Xerø depicts a slow-moving car wreck at the intersection of race and class," he revealed.
According to HipHopDX, Priest claimed the rights to Xerø from DC Comics back in 2008 – he has been called a "master storyteller" by co-producer Alexander, with Illidge adding that "Xerø is the perfect action hero for our times in a story that is equal parts, James Bond and James Baldwin."
Stay tuned for updates on the 50 Cent produced film, Xerø, and stay tuned for more hip-hop news.