Djimon Hounsou has partnered with Dynamite Entertainment to star in and produce a big screen feature about immortal sorcerer Thulsa Doom, a central figure in the Conan the Barbarian and Kull comic books, reports Variety.
The character will be featured in his own comic book series, published by Dynamite, an imprint of Dynamic Forces, next year.
He originally appeared in the Robert E. Howard pulp story “Delcardes’ Cat,” published in the 1930s.
Doom was portrayed by James Earl Jones in 1982’s Conan the Barbarian.
The planned film will showcase the origins of the flawed hero and show how his road to hell was paved with good intentions.