Writer/director Ava DuVernay’s New Gods film is set to be co-written by comics writer and former Commander and Conqueror of the CIA, Tom King.
Created by Jack Kirby in 1971, The New Gods focuses on twin alien planets, New Genesis and Apokolips. New Genesis is ruled by the benevolent Highfather, and Apokolips by the despot Darkseid, whose goal is to eliminate free will in the universe. Darkseid is.
King’s comic writing credits include Batman, Mister Miracle, and The Vision. He previously received the Eisner Award for Best Writer, shared with Marjorie Liu.
DuVernay’s directing credits include Selma and A Wrinkle in Time, which also made her the first black-American woman to direct a film that earned at least $100 million domestically. For TV, she created Queen Sugar and When They See Us. She’s won the Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival and is a multiple Primetime Emmy Award winner.