Randy McKinnon, the writer behind the Disney+ drama Safety, is set to write the script for DC and Warner Bros.’ upcoming Static Shock film. The movie was revealed during the DC FanDome event last August, where it was also announced that Michael B. Jordan and Reginald Hudlin would produce the project.
“One of the things we’re really excited about, we really want to live up to the name of the company, Milestone Media,” said Hudlin during the event. “When we spoke to Jim [Lee] about reviving the Milestone line, we said, ‘Look, we all know this has been a hit comic book and hit animated series. It’s time to expand back into all those areas and then some.’ So we’re in serious conversations about, as we’re launching the comic book series, developing the Static Shock movie. That will be a theatrical feature film.”
Static Shock centers around a teen named Virgil Ovid Hawkins who becomes capable of electromagnetic control and generation after being exposed to radioactive chemicals. He was also the focus of the Kids WB animated series that aired from 2000-2004 of the same name.
McKinnon’s writing career seems to be picking up steam with this new DC project. The writer is also working on an adaptation of Kwame Onwuachi’s memoir Notes from a Young Black Chef, which he’s writing for A24. Oscar nominee LaKeith Stanfield is attached to star.