Will.i.am is looking to add filmmaker and TV producer to his résumé.
The Emmy and Grammy winner has signed a first-look deal with Mark Gordon-led Entertainment One that includes feature films, scripted and unscripted television projects. Under the multiyear pact, will.i.am will create, develop and executive produce film and TV series. The first project under the deal is a TV adaptation of graphic novel Masters of the Sun — The Zombie Chronicles, which was originally published by Marvel Comics and featured will.i.am and the Black Eyed Peas.
Masters of the Sun mixes Los Angeles gang culture, b-boy-ism and Egyptology to tell the story of a hip-hop group from East L.A. who must battle an ancient alien god that turns drug dealers and gangsters into zombies. A network is not yet attached.