The on-screen character will create the adjustment of the book that turned out Tuesday.

Michael B. Jordan is going from Black Panther to Black Leopard, Red Wolf.

The on-screen character turned-maker and Warner Bros. have grabbed the rights to the epic African fantasy composed by Marlon James, with Jordan set to deliver the adjustment by means of his Outlier Society.

The deal denotes the first for Jordan’s Outlier since marking a first-look deal the studio a month ago.

The deal comes as the book, which considers Neil Gaiman a fan, simply hit shelves Tuesday.

The story is set in a fantastical Africa and sees a slave trader hire a few mercenaries to discover a kidnapped boy. The story’s fundamental character is a man named Tracker and highlights giants, necromancers, witches and shape-shifters.

Black Leopard, Red Wolf has been depicted as an African Game of Thrones and is the first book of a set of three that James, the acclaimed writer of A Brief History of Seven Killings, is composing.

James will fill in as an executive producer on the adaptation.

No writer has been procured to pen a script at this stage.

Outlier Society, kept running by president of production Alana Mayo, co-produced the Emmy-nominated HBO Films’ adjustment of Fahrenheit 451, which netted Jordan a PGA Award. Future projects incorporate the World War II action drama The Liberators, the anime-style 3D series gen:LOCK, the science fiction series Raising Dion and the OWN dramatization series David Makes Man.

Anonymous Content and Ellen Levine of Trident Media Group expedited the deal.

Topics #African Epic Fantasy #Black Leopard #Marlon James #Michael B. Jordan #Neil Gaiman #Red Wolf