Before he transforms into the Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman is gonna be seeking vengeance in upcoming thriller, Message From The King. A co-production by Ink Factory and Entertainment One, the story will follow a South African man played by Boseman, who hightails it to the US to track down a dangerous target.
This tale of revenge will be directed by Belgian filmmaker Fabrice Du Welz, whose previous successes include Cannes darling, Alleluia, and Vinyan. Working from a script by Unknown scribes Stephen Cornwell and Oliver Butcher, the fast-paced story revolves around “Jacob King, who arrives from South Africa in search of his younger sister with just a few hundred dollars and a plane ticket home in a week’s time. Twenty-four hours in, he learns she’s been killed and the film tells the story of what happens in the next six days.”
The role of King will mark Boseman’s final appearance before he takes up the Marvel mantle. Message has a proposed shooting schedule slated to begin in Los Angeles next February, after which the actor will up sticks to the Captain America: Civil War set. His role of Black Panther, now confirmed to appear in five Marvel features, will be introduced to the world in the third Cap movie. He’ll have to scramble to make a seamless transition between characters, but when many doors open, you can’t slam them all shut can you?
Before we see him tackle Du Welz’s thriller or integrate himself into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Boseman will be kicking butt in Alex Proyas’ fantasy adventure, Gods Of Egypt, alongside Gerard Butler and Brenton Thwaites.
With a shoot scheduled for February 2015, we’ll be sure to keep you up to date on the latest news regarding Message From The King.