The pinnacle of blaxploitation movies, ‘Super Fly,’ is reportedly getting the remake treatment, with Variety hearing word that Sony Pictures has acquired the rights to the property.
Directed by Gordon Parks Jr. and starring Ron O’Neal, the 1972 original followed Youngblood Priest, a New York cocaine dealer looking to score one last big deal before retiring. The film became a cult hit, however its soundtrack – composed by R&B legend Curtis Mayfield – out grossed the film’s box office earnings.
‘Watchmen’ scribe Alex Tse is on board to shape the script for the remake, which the studio hopes to spin off into a series of films. Uber-producer Joel Silver (‘The Matrix,’ ‘The Predator,’ ‘Logan’s Run’) is attached to produce.