Bailey seems like an unconventional choice to adapt this superhero tale, since most of his credits are from documentary programs. He wrote for the HBO documentary Pandemic: Facing AIDS and served as a story editor on Ghosts of Abu Ghraib.
The Black Panther character debuted in a 1966 Fantastic Four comic book issue and is considered to be the first black superhero in mainstream comic history. The character is king of a fictional African country who transforms himself into a superhero.
We reported earlier today on the upcoming Marvel Knights: Black Panther animated mini-series from Reginald Hudlin. You can to read that interview.
No production schedule was given for the Black Panther theatrical project, but with a new writer attached, the project is definitely moving forward.