Ava DuVernay finalizing an agreement with DC Comics and Warner Bros. Ava Marie DuVernay is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, film marketer, and film distributor.
DuVernay won the directing award in the U.S. dramatic competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for her second feature film Middle of Nowhere. Becoming the first African-American woman to win the award
Director Ava DuVernay, the first African-American woman to helm a film with a budget over $100 million, will now take on superhero film “The New Gods,” sources said.
The 45-year-old filmmaker, who directed Oscar-nominated civil rights drama “Selma,” is finalizing an agreement with DC Comics and Warner Bros. To shoot the film, an adaptation of the eponymous comic book by Jack Kirby, sources close to the director and the studio told AFP.
It would be the second major superhero film directed by a woman after Patty Jenkins. Directed “Wonder Woman,” a film also drawn from the DC Comics universe that was released last summer.
DuVernay directed recently-released “A Wrinkle In Time”. Smashing the $100 million budget barrier, as well as “13th,” an Oscar-winning documentary about mass incarceration of African-Americans.