The 1972 blaxploitation classic Super Fly is set to get a remake at Sony Pictures, with Watchmen writer Alex Tse penning the script. While not quite as well-known or regarded as films like Shaft or Foxy Brown, Super Fly is still definitely a notable entry in the 70s blaxploitation film canon. Oddly enough though, perhaps even better known than the film is Super Fly’s soundtrack, written and produced by by music legend Curtis Mayfield. In fact, the soundtrack album actually ended up outgrossing the film it backed.

Super Fly starred Ron O’Neal as antihero protagonist Youngblood Priest, a cocaine dealer who desires nothing more than to get the hell out of the drug ...

Click to continue reading Super Fly Remake in the Works From Watchmen Writer