Sony’s Silver & Black To Be Split Into Two Films, Gina Prince-Bythewood No Longer DirectingPosted by Wilson Morales
August 9, 2018
According to Variety, Sony has officially scrapped the female driven Silver & Black film that was supposed to feature the Black Cat, which was supposed to chronicle the team of Silver Sable, a mercenary who runs a company that hunts war criminals, and Black Cat, a burglar named Felicia Hardy. Instead, the characters will be in standalone films, the first of which will likely feature Black Cat.
“We believe Black Cat is enough of her own character with a great backstory and a canon of material to draw from to justify her own film,” said Sanford Panitch, president of Columbia Pictures.
Original director of the Sliver & Black film, Gina Prince-Bythewood is likely to take a producer credit on both the Black Cat and Silver Sable film, but will not stay to be writer or director for either project. However, the studio says they are going to find another woman director to take the plage of Prince-Bythewood.
Prince-Bythewood recently was tapped to direct an adaptation of the fantasy comic, The Old Guard.