Stefon Bristol returns to Netflix for Gordon Hemingway & The Realm of Cthulhu
James R | On 28, Feb 2021
See You Yesterday helmer Stefon Bristol is returning to Netflix for his second feature, Gordon Hemingway & The Realm of Cthulhu.
Bristol’s directorial debut, a socially-conscious, time-travel adventure movie, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was released globally on Netflix in 2019. 18 million households tuned into the film in its first four weeks and the film went on to win an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay.
Now, he’s reteaming with Netflix to direct a script by Hank Woon (with additional revisions by both Woon and Fredrica Bailey). Set in East Africa, 1928, the film follows the roguish Black American gunslinger Gordon Hemingway, who teams up with the elite warrior Princess Zenebe of Ethiopia to rescue their kidnapped regent from an ancient evil.
Spike Lee, Lloyd Levin (Da 5 Bloods, Watchmen) and Beatriz Levin (Da 5 Bloods, The Mauritanian) are on board as producers. Lloyd Levin and Beatriz Levin initially optioned the spec screenplay from Woon and brought the film to Bristol and Lee.
Oliver Oftedal and Tom Olsson for Goodbye Kansas’ production arm Infinite Entertainment are also attached as co-producers, while award-winning visual effects company Goodbye Kansas will lead visual effects on the film.