TheHollywoodReporter has revealed that Robert Rodriguez (Alita: Battle Angel) will direct and produce a new series for Apple TV+ (Apple’s new streaming service) based on the comic book El Gato Nego aka The Black Cat, starring Diego Boneta (Terminator: Dark Fate).

Robert Rodriguez and Diego Boneta are teaming for El Gato Negro, an adaptation of a Mexican comic book being set up at Apple TV+ as a series. Rodriguez will direct and executive produce, with Boneta starring and also exec producing via his company Three Amigos. MGM Television is the studio behind the project, which is in early development. Joel Novoa will co-produce.

The comic, created by Richard Dominguez, centers on the intergenerational exploits of two crime-fighting heroes in South Texas. The first is a young man who takes up the mantle of a fabled local hero to avenge the death of his best friend, while the other is his grandfather, a lucha (Mexican wrestler) who turned to crime-busting decades earlier.

Sly Stallone recently revealed that Robert is also working on reboot series of his film Cobra as well.

Robert is no stranger to bringing comics to the big screen as he adapted Frank Miller’s Sin City with two films along with directing Alita: Battle Angel, a live-action manga adaptation that was produced by James Cameron.

We assume that the show will be shot at Robert’s main studio facility Troublemaker Studios in Austin, Texas.


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