[Movies] Sony Acquires Rights to The Harlem Hellfighters Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.07.2014
From the author of World War Z...
Variety reports that Sony Pictures has acquired the film to Max Brooks' upcoming graphic novel The Harlem Hellfighters. The site reports that the book from the World War Z author releases next month and is described as follows:
In 1919, the 369th infantry regiment marched triumphantly home from World War 1. They had spent more time in combat than any other American unit, never losing a foot of ground to the enemy, or a man to capture, and winning countless decorations. Though they returned as heroes, this African American unit faced tremendous discrimination, even from their own government. The Harlem Hellfighters, as the Germans called them, fought courageously on—and off—the battlefield to make Europe, and America, safe for democracy.