James L. White and Boom Studios have attached Mekhi Phifer’s Facilitator Films to produce Hunter’s Moon, a live-action version of White’s graphic novel, with Phifer in the lead role.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, White is in final negotiations to adapt “Moon” as his first feature screenplay since the biopic Ray.
Phifer (NBC’s “ER”) will play a stockbroker who takes his son on a weekend hunting trip in the woods. The teen is kidnapped, forcing the father to do the criminals’ bidding to save the boy’s life.
Boom co-founders Andrew Cosby and Ross Richie will produce under their Boom Entertainment with Phifer and his Facilitator partner Ronnie Warner.
White (who co-owns the project with Boom) published “Moon” as a five-part comic series last year and released it in novel form this month via the Boom label.