Deadline reports the hip-hop legends and producer Shaun Redick (Get Out, BlacKkKlansman) are teaming up to develop Angel of Dust, a "suspense horror thriller" RZA will direct. The film is reportedly inspired by true events the Wu-Tang Clan experienced while growing up in the Staten Island Projects. Ghostface developed the story idea along with his manager Caruso; Matt Leslie and Stephen J. Smith were tapped to pen the modern-day script.
Angel of Dust will center on an exceptionally smart teenager and talented rapper named Casey, who is forced to grow up in the Shaolin streets following the mysterious death of his parents. The boy is confronted by gangs, crooked cops, junkies, and "a serial killer with seemingly supernatural powers."
"It's hard to fathom a better way to celebrate the Wu-Tang Clan’s 25th anniversary as rock and rap creative icons than producing a cutting-edge suspense thriller loosely based on true events that though terrifying helped shape one of the greatest groups of all time," Redick said. "The writers, Leslie and Smith have taken this original idea to seismic levels."
Wu-Tang Clan will provide the Angel of Dust soundtrack, which will be produced by Ghostface and Caruso. RZA will score the movie.
"The creative collaboration of RZA and Ghostface has stood the test of time through our music," RZA said. "Now the opportunity to put our creative energies together onto the silver screen has arisen and I'm turbo charged. Bong Bong!"
Angel of Dust's release date has yet to be announced.