Scout Comics has teamed with State Street Pictures to adapt the comic book series, Assassin and Son for the big screen.
Donovan Braddock is a one-man killing unit who works with a team of covert assassins known as “The Horsemen.” When Braddock finds love, and makes a family of his own, he attempts to leave that life of violence behind. But he discovers that his old life still torments him when his wife is murdered in front of him and his young son. Now, with nothing to live for, this tragic event sends father and son on an epic journey of revenge and consequence.
Shad Gaspard and Marc Copani with art by Eder Messiah. WWE Hall of Famer Shad Gaspard passed away in 2020 just before the first issue of Assassin and Son was released.
“We’re thrilled at the opportunity to bring Shad and Marc’s comic to life. What excites us creatively is the balance of hard-hitting action and emotional themes presented in the source material,” said Lawrence Mott, Creative Executive at State Street in a press release.
“We met Shad at San Diego Comic-Con in 2019,” said Don Handfield of Scout Comics in a press release from the publisher. “He was known for his brawn in the world of wrestling, but what we were taken by was his humor, intelligence and creative genius. We were blown away by his and Marc’s comic, and we’re proud to bring it to the world. We are happy that his legacy has a chance to live on through this partnership with State Street.”