ComicBook.com has provided with an exclusive preview of the prequel digital comic to the upcoming film Sleight.
In the film Sleight, a young street magician named Bo (Jacob Latimore) is left to care for his little sister after their parents passing and turns to illegal activities to keep a roof over their heads. When he gets in too deep, his sister is kidnapped and he is forced to use his magic and brilliant mind to save her.
The prequel digital comic to Sleight is published by Oni Press, in partnership with BH Tilt and WWE Studios. The comic is written by Ryan Parrott and drawn by Rob Guillory, artist and co-creator of Chew. You can see the two-page preview below.
The Sleight prequel digital comic takes place years prior to the events of the film, as Bo is beginning to take on the responsibility of being his sister's guardian after their parents' deaths. It is during these years that Bo masters his magician's craft. However, in order to make sure his sister is taken care of, Bo also make some questionable friends. The relationships will come back around in Sleight the movie.
The Sleight digital prequel comic will be made available to all for free for a limited time. The issue will be available for download on Thursday, March 30.
Sleight is directed by J.D. Dillard and written by J.D. Dillard and Alex Theurer. The film stars Jacob Latimore, Seychelle Gabriel, Dulé Hill, Storm Reid, Sasheer Zamata and Michael Villar.
Sleight made its debut at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 23, 2016. On January 28, 2016, WWE Studios and Blumhouse Tilt purchased the distribution rights to the film. Sleight will be released into theaters on April 28.
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