The Hollywood Reporter has announced that RZA – The former hip-hip producer and frontman for the Wu-Tang Clan is teaming up with comic book author Grant Morrison and producer Reginald Hudlin to adapt Morrison’s Happy! into a movie! RZA is attached to direct and would produce with Hudlin, a producer on Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. Morrison will write the script.
Happy! stars Nick Sax, a scummy corrupt ex-cop and hit man. After a hit goes bad and Sax is left gravely injured, he is suddenly able to see Happy, a cheerful little blue horse who won’t give in to adversity, no matter what unpleasant obstacles are in the way. Days before Christmas, Sax teams up with the saccharine horse to save the life of a troubled kid and maybe find redemption amid the squalor of his city.
RZA made his transition into movies by scoring, then acting. Man With the Iron Fists, which Universal opens Nov. 2, marks his screenwriting debut as well. (He co-write the script with Eli Roth.) RZA also stars in the movie along with Russell Crowe, Rick Yune and Lucy Liu.