The massive success of Black Panther continues to prove to be hugely influential on the creative minds behind the superhero movie. Co-writer of the film Joe Robert Cole is set to make his directorial debut with crime drama All Day And A Night for Netflix.
Cole has also written the script, which is set in three parallel narratives and follows a young criminal after his arrival in prison, looking back on the days preceding his arrest and the circumstances surrounding his childhood as he tries to find clues to his survival and future.
The film re-teams Cole with producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, who also produced American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson, which Cole wrote several episodes of. Their Color Force banner is producing the film, as is Jared Ian Goldman, who produces The Punisher for Netflix.
This isn’t actually the first Netflix deal for Cole, as the streaming giant previously won an auction to pick up Failsafe, an adaptation of a Vault Comics title with Cole attached to both produce and write, and his Black Panther collaborator Michael B. Jordan attached to star.
It’s another smart move from Netflix, who continue to acquire talented creators, and it’s a tremendous opportunity for Cole. We’ve seen how talented he is with a pen in his hand, now we’ll get a chance to see his skills behind the camera as well.