Composition to adapt Black Sands comic
US animation studio Composition Media is to collaborate with comic book publisher Black Sands Entertainment on an anime cartoon adaptation of the comic Black Sands: The Seven Kingdoms.
Missouri-based Composition Media was founded last year by Carl Reed, one of the producers of Oscar-winning short Hair Love and co-founder of Lion Forge Entertainment.
The prodco champions projects with global appeal which highlight minority and underrepresented communities. Similarly, Black Sands Entertainment is a black-owned company that publishes content catering to black families.
Black Sands: The Seven Kingdoms is a project which aims to celebrate African culture and empower black youth, telling the story of a young boy called Auser. He journeys to distant lands in the ancient world in a quest to rule Kemet.
“This venture extends beyond mere entertainment,” said Reed. “It’s about affirming identity and igniting ambition in a generation that rightfully deserves to see themselves portrayed heroically on screen.”
Manuel Godoy, CEO of Black Sands Entertainment, said: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Carl Reed to help us reach a much larger audience and bring our Black Sands comic books to life through anime.”
The two companies hope the multi-million-dollar production deal will be the first of several collaborations in the future.
Composition Media is also developing 2D animated adult comedy Bad Grandmas, as well as Catapult Feud, a TV series based on the board game of the same name.