Tyler Perry Studios announced they have begun production on a new Madea film called Boo! A Madea Halloween, which will be distributed by Lionsgate Entertainment. The film is set to be released on Oct. 21.
Perry will write, produce, direct, and star in the project, which centers around his popular matriarch character Madea, who gets caught up in a comedic adventure through a haunted Halloween, fighting off zombies, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, and ghouls while protecting a group of misbehaving teens.
Perry’s Madea franchise has been a box-office draw among African American audiences, earning his company millions in ticket and DVD sales.
The Atlanta-based filmmaker is also set to host a musical this year around the last days of Jesus called The Passion, which will be released on TV this Spring. The musical follows a modern-day Jesus of Nazareth during the Last Supper and includes elements of the Biblical story such as his betrayal by Judas, trial by Pontius Pilate, his crucifixion, and resurrection. It’s set in New Orleans and the network is planning for a March 20 broadcast to coincide with Palm Sunday.
Black brothers making it! Respect