The Oscars are a mess this year, but they do have two solid firsts this year: It's the first time a comic book movie (namely Black Panther) has been nominated for Best Picture and - much, much, much, much more hard to believe - it's somehow Spike Lee's first-ever Best Director nomination.
This project will be Lee's first feature film he's directed for Netflix, but he previously established a relationship with the streaming giant with the TV series She's Gotta Have It.
Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman is all set to collaborate with director Spike Lee on Da 5 Bloods. There are also rumors that Samuel L. Jackson, Giancarlo Esposito, and Don Cheadle would join the cast, but it seems unlikely since there are only four male leads.
BlacKkKlansman co-scribe Kevin Wilmott is writing the script with Lee.
The film is about a group of vets who attempt to put their broken selves back together in a story about the redemption of one's soul.
A year ago marked a return to the spotlight for the iconic director. The film will be produced by Beatriz Levin, Lloyd Levin, Jon Kilik and Lee. "BlacKkKlansman" is the filmmaker's biggest domestic box office performer since 2006's "Inside Man".
Delroy Lindo and Jean Reno are also in negotiations to star while Spike will also write the movie with Kevn Willmott.
Although Black Panther is not expected to take home best picture at the Oscars, the film has been a huge success for Disney and has become the first superhero film to become a best picture nominee.