‘Snowfall’ Screenwriter Malcolm Mays Is Scripting ‘New Jack City’ Reboot!

FEATURED PHOTO: ALLEN PAYNE AS ‘GEE MONEY’ IN ‘NEW JACK CITY’

ALLEN PAYNE (GEE MONEY), CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS (KAREEM AKBAR) AND WESLEY SNIPES ( NINO BROWN)

YourBlackWorld.net, By Victor Trammell, Posted September 24th 2020

According to DeadlineNew Jack City is getting a reboot.

The neo-noir crime film’s remake currently does not have a director attached to it at this time. However, Snowfall’s Malcolm M. Mays has been assigned to pen the reboot’s script.

New Jack City was originally released in theaters in 1991 and was Mario Van Peebles’ directorial debut. The crime thriller stars Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Chris Rock, Flavor Flav, Allen Payne and others. Writers Thomas Wright and Barry Cooper wrote the original screenplay for this classic.

Van Peebles’ urban-themed fiction follows the flashy but murderous life of Nino Brown. The lead role is played by Snipes, who offers a ruthless and convincing performance as a notorious Big Apple drug lord.

West Coast rap icon Ice T plays Scottie Appleton, a checkered police detective who goes undercover to infiltrate the Cash Money Brothers (CMB). The CMB is an organized crime ring led by Brown and his underworld partner Gerald “G-Money” Wells (played by Payne).

Mays recently wrote for Warner Bros’ Ferguson, an adaptation of the book Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil: The Life, Legacy and Love of my Son Michael Brown, by Lezley McSpadden with Lyah Beth LeFlore.

*Your Black World News correspondent Victor Trammell edited and co-authored this report.

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