‘Project Power’: Is the New Netflix Movie Based on a Comic Book?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Project Power: Jamie Foxx

Project Power is the newest star-studded movie to hit Netflix. Starring Jamie Foxx, the film tells the story of a mysterious man who vows to cease the unfold of drug that provides customers non permanent superpowers. The story sounds prefer it was ripped straight out of Marvel or DC, which is why followers are questioning if Project Power is predicated on a comic book e book.

Project Power: Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx | Alfonso Bresciani/Netflix

What is ‘Project Power’ about?

An unconventional superhero story, Project Power is centered on a mysterious drug that’s being pushed on the streets of New Orleans. As customers start to be taught that the drug may give them distinctive superhuman skills, some criminals begin utilizing it to their benefit. 

“The catch: You don’t know what will happen until you take it,” the Netflix synopsis for the movie reads. “While some develop bulletproof skin, invisibility, and super strength, others exhibit a deadlier reaction. But when the pill escalates crime within the city to dangerous levels, a local cop (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) teams with a teenage dealer (Dominique Fishback) and a former soldier fueled by a secret vendetta (Jamie Foxx) to fight power with power and risk-taking the pill in order to track down and stop the group responsible for creating it.”

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Is ‘Project Power’ primarily based on a comic book e book?

With its superhuman storylines, Project Power actually looks as if it might be primarily based on a comic book e book or graphic novel. But the movie is definitely the brainchild of Mattson Tomlin, a screenwriter who developed the script which was purchased by Netflix in 2017. 

Tomlin doesn’t have an in depth film or comedian e book resume. But he’s co-writing the upcoming Robert Pattinson movie, The Batman, with author/producer/director Matt Reeves.

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#projectpower comes out in a couple of hours, so I’m going to be decadent and post twice in a row. Some ideas. 1. Cover web page to the spec that @netflix purchased. I wrote just about all of those early drafts in a nook of Kaldi espresso in Atwater village. I really feel extraordinarily fortunate that my first produced movie was an authentic script. 2. After the script bought, I felt pretty overwhelmed. I took a visit to Maine to have some quiet. This image doesn’t seize the shock, nevertheless it does seize the happiness. 3. Location scouting with @hurricanejoost @relsonmandela, there have been plenty of photos of us to select from. This Portland photograph sales space roll captures our souls the most effective I believe. Proud of you guys. 4. On a giant boat with @orleeroses and @bryanunkeless, which is becoming as a result of it’s their job to maintain ships afloat. They’re two of the behind-the-scenes those who with out, the entire thing wouldn’t exist. @scottallenmorgan don’t have any photos collectively, however he, Eric Newman, and Ray Angelic have been the producer dream crew. And after all, @sperlyb who saved the ship buoyant on the Netflix facet of issues. 5. Hot chocolate doodles, arising with concepts for set items. Had this second been shot and made it into the script, this serviette I’ve saved for Three years would now be value 4 entire {dollars}. 6. Portrait of a author Three weeks out from shoot.

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The screenwriter was impressed by comedian e book tales

Project Power might not be primarily based on a comic book e book. But in an interview with Forbes, Tomlin revealed that he discovered inspiration for the movie in varied superhero tales he enjoys. 

“I started to think in terms of, ‘What’s a movie that I would really want to see?’” stated Tomlin. “Not necessarily what I’m dying to write as a personal piece, but what are the genres that are really working right now? I love superhero films and I love superpowers and I love comic books, so that felt like a place that I wanted to start.”

The screenwriter stated that he knew the story clicked when he got here up with the character of Robin, performed by Dominique Fishback within the movie. “It wasn’t until I came up with her as kind of the heart and soul of the movie, that I was then able to put it in someplace that was personal and saying things about real life,” he added. 

At the tip of the day, Tomlin stated he hopes Project Power would be the summer time superhero deal with audiences have been craving.  “It feels like the big summer blockbuster popcorn movie that we missed out on for the summer of 2020,” he steered. “I really hope that it can fill that hole for a lot of people and that this [serves as] a good time at the movies, even if you’re at home.”

Project Power is presently streaming on Netflix.

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