The Blaxploitation spoof Black Dynamite finally has a theatrical release date. After the film was purchased at Sundance by Sony earlier this year, fans of the hilarious trailer for the film have been wondering when it would hit theaters. I am proud to report that you won’t have to wait that long: Black Dynamite will be in theaters this October!
Apparition will reportedly be releasing the film domestically for Sony. No word yet on a wider release beyond that.
I can already hear the theme music in my head: “Dynamite! Dynamite!”
I can’t really top my own prior synopsis of what the film is all about, so I’ll go ahead and reiterate for you:
Black Dynamite tells the story of a crime-fighting, hard-loving, kung-fu master, brotha man, who goes on the warpath in order to banish crack from his community and get revenge on the mob for the murder of his brother. The movie is a spoof of the blaxploitation films of the 70’s – basically making fun of Shaft in same way that Austin Powers poked fun at James Bond.
Black Dynamite stars and was co-written by Michael Jai White (he played the live-action Spawn and Gambol in The Dark Knight). Co-star Byron Minns also co-wrote the film along with director Scott Sanders. The official release date for Black Dynamite is October 16, 2009.
If you can’t tell yet, I’m psyched to finally see it.