Ed Ricourt will pen the script for the revival.
The original film, directed by Joe Johonson, was released in 1991 and was based on a comic book by Dave Stevens. The story followed a young pilot whose discovery of a jetpack allows him to become a flying masked hero.
Oyelowo is best known for his portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr. in ‘Selma‘. The 45-year-old actor and filmmaker has also starred in ‘A United Kingdom‘, ‘Gringo‘ and ‘Come Away‘. His next on-screen appearances will be in Nate Walker’s new drama, ‘Solitary‘ and Tom George’s upcoming feature, ‘See How They Run‘.
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