Black Hammer of Jeff Lemire will become a movie and a TV series


Published on Nov 14, 2018


Black Hammer, the series created by Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston published in the USA by Dark Horse, and in Italy by BAO Publishing, has been optioned for film and television by Legendary Pictures.

Nick Pepper, president of Legendary Television Studios, said:

“With our development team were looking for a universe of superheroes to develop. We were lucky enough to come across this still available. The way that Jeff Lemire has mapped this universe, with all the different periods and moments in time, for me, this is something really special.”

Lemire and Ormston will be executive producers, and the same Lemire said:

“The more projects I take care of it, the more I become creative. The Black Hammer is forward about one or two years compared to the publication. For me it is not work, it is something that I would do anyway. The more I do, the more I feel that I will do.”

Lemire has defined the Black Hammer “my love letter to superheroes”. The series started its publication in 2015 and has been nominated 8 times for the Eisner Award, winning in 2017, one for best new series. The events of Black Hammer are held involving the heroes, Spiral City is now published in a parallel dimension where they are the prisoners of a farm.

Black Hammer is not the only project that Jeff Lemire is developing for film and TV: Essex County is in the works for CBC, Sony Pictures is developing Descender, A. D.: After Death while Anonymous Content is addressing The Underwater Welder, with Ryan Gosling as a co-producer and director. Waypoint Entertainment is finally developing Plutona, with the same Lemire as writer.

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