, the production company launched by former Sony Pictures
senior VP Eric Paquette
, has acquired the rights to turn artist Chaz Guest
’s paintings and graphic novel Buffalo Warrior into a feature film. The paintings tell the story of a boy born into slavery who enlists the army to become a member of the Buffalo soldiers, the all-African American calvary regiments of the U.S. Army
. The solider dies in battle, but is reborn as the superhero Buffalo Warrior.
Paquette said in a statement that “these paintings and graphic novel are rich and tell a timeless tale of our shared humanity and the hope for a better tomorrow that will entertain audiences around the world.” The project is out to writers and directors.
The collectors of Guest’s work include President Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey
, Clarence Avant
, Angelina Jolie
and Ted Sarandos
and Nicole Avant
. Obama has two