According to a report by Deadline, former WWE Superstar AJ Lee, listed as a New York Times Best Selling Author AJ Mendez is set to co-write the upcoming untitiled 47 Ronin Sequel with Netflix’s Lucifer Star Aimee Garcia.
New episodes of Lucifer begin on Friday, May 28. Garcia is also starring Marvel’s MODOK, which will premiere on Hulu Friday, May 21.
The new action-fantasy film, which is being directed by Mulan‘s Ron Yuan, is the follow up to the 2013 film that starred Keanu Reeves which grossed over $151 million worldwide.
“AJ and I are excited to write a diverse and inclusive action film,” said Garcia. “Director Ron Yuan’s vision to blend martial arts, horror, cyber-punk and action was inspiring and we’d like to thank the team at 1440 for being so supportive.”
“As creators of color, we’re honored to be part of a modern, multicultural story with powerful female leads,” said Mendez.
Also according to the same report, Garcia and Mendez are the co-authors of the comic book series Glow, based on the Netflix property, and Dungeons and Dragons for IDW Publishing, as well as Wonder Woman for DC Comics coming out in July.
Both Garcia and Mendez (Lee) recently launched Scrappy Heart Productions to create diverse stories with universal themes across all media. Scrappy Heart is working on adapting Crazy Is My Superpower based on Mendez’s (Lee’s) bestselling memoir.