I asked you before if you were ready, and now you had better be, sucka!
That’s right! My main-man Black Dynamite has gotten his feature film purchased at this year’s Sundance Film Festival! So get yourselves ready, you jive mo’fos! Cause Black Dynamite is officially coming to a theater near you!
Sony acquired Black Dynamite for $2 million after a late-night screening of the film this past Sunday. According to reports there was a pretty fervent bidding war for Black Dynamite (guess that screening went pretty well), with Sony ultimately emerging with the movie in pocket. And take note: This is Sony that acquired the picture, not Sony Pictures Classics, the branch of the studio which usually distributes small-scale, independent films. Seems that Sony is hoping Black Dynamite has franchi$e potential.
If you haven’t already seen the uproarious teaser trailer, 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, while seeking 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 Austin Powers mocked James Bond.
I’m not going to lie to you. I’ve been watching the teaser trailer for Black Dynamite over and over again since it dropped. Blaxploitation fan or not, it’s hard to deny that this movie looks funny as hell.
Black Dynamite stars Michael Jai White (Spawn, The Dark Knight) as Black Dynamite; the film also features Arsenio Hall, Tommy Davidson, and other assorted comiedians in supporting roles.
ARE YOU READY FOR BLACK DYNAMITE? Watch the teaser trailer if you haven’t and then let us know.
Source: First Showing