Mekhi Phifer is Under a "Hunter's Moon"
Wed, 30 Apr 2008 06:41:00
Mekhi Phifer will multi-task in the live-action film adaptation of James L. White's recently released graphic novel, Hunter's Moon. This'll be Phifer's first screenplay, since adapting the wildly popular Ray Charles biopic Ray in 2004.
Phifer, also a star of the long-running hospital drama ER, will play a stockbrocker who takes his son on a weekend hunting trip in the woods. The boy is promptly kidnapped, leaving Phifer's character to do the bidding of the kidnappers in order to ensure his's son's safe return.
The graphic novel was released as a five-part series last year and was eventually released as a novel this year. Phifer's own Facilitator Films will produce the film. It sure is a good time to be a comic book geek, given the boon of adaptations of dark, underground graphic novels and of course, the blockbuster popcorn flicks, in recent years.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff