Mekhi Phifer in 'Moon'
Double duty in graphic novel flickNEW YORK -- James L. White and Boom Studios have attached Mekhi Phifer's Facilitator Films to produce "Hunter's Moon," a live-action version of White's graphic novel, with Phifer in the lead role.
White is in final negotiations to adapt "Moon" as his first feature screenplay since the biopic "Ray."
Phifer (NBC's "ER") will play a stockbroker who takes his son on a weekend hunting trip in the woods. The teen is kidnapped, forcing the father to do the criminals' bidding to save the boy's life.
Boom co-founders Andrew Cosby and Ross Richie will produce under their Boom Entertainment banner with Phifer and his Facilitator partner Ronnie Warner.
White (who co-owns the project with Boom) published "Moon" as a five-part comic series last year and released it in novel form this month via the Boom label.
Phifer most recently produced and starred in Facilitator's $13 million drama "This Christmas." The Screen Gems release earned $49 million at the boxoffice.
Phifer is repped by Paradigm and Handprint Entertainment. White is repped by ICM. Boom is repped by Paradigm and Golden Entertainment West.