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Shad Gaspard & Muhammad Hassan’s Comic Assassin & Son Optioned For Possible Film

May 4, 2022 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Assassin & Son Image Credit: Scout Comics

The comic book by the Muhammad Hassan and the late Shad Gaspard titled Assassin & Son has been optioned by a studio for a potential film. Deadline reports that State Street Pictures (Barbershop, Faster, The Hate U Give) has optioned the Scout Comics & Entertainment-published comic for development as a feature film.

The comic was written by Gaspard and Hassan and illustrated by Eder Messiah. It is described as follows:

Assassin & Son centers on Donovan Braddock, a one-man killing unit who works with a team of covert assassins known as “The Horsemen.” When Braddock finds love, and makes a family of his own, he attempts to leave that life of violence behind. But he discovers that his old life still torments him when his wife is murdered in front of him and his young son. Now, with nothing to live for, this tragic event sends father and son on an epic journey of revenge and consequence.

Scout Comics & Entertainment will produce alongside State Street. State Street creative executive Lawrence Mott said in a statement, “We’re thrilled at the opportunity to bring Shad and Marc’s comic to life. What excites us creatively is the balance of hard-hitting action and emotional themes presented in the source material.”

Scout Comics’ Don Handfield added, “We met Shad at San Diego Comic-Con in 2019. He was known for his brawn in the world of wrestling, but what we were taken by was his humor, intelligence and creative genius. We were blown away by his and Marc’s comic, and we’re proud to bring it to the world. We are happy that his legacy has a chance to live on through this partnership with State Street.”