Lee Daniels (“The Butler,” “The Paperboy”) has been set to direct the film adaptation of the upcoming superhero crime fighter comic “Stealth” for Universal Pictures and Skybound Entertainment.

Created by “The Walking Dead” author Robert Kirkman and set to launch in March, the story is set in Detroit and follows Stealth who has waged war on crime in the city for decades.

Now though, he has taken his pursuit of justice too far. Only reporter Tony Barber knows that behind Stealth’s reckless behavior is an older man battling Alzheimer’s – his father. A father unwilling to accept that he’s no longer the hero this city needs – with enemies all too eager to force his retirement.

“Iron Man” scribes Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby are set to write the screenplay while Daniels, Kirkman, David Alpert, Bryan Furst, Sean Furst and Pam Williams produce.

Source: Lee Daniels To Direct Comic Film “Stealth” – Dark Horizons

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