Well now it's happening. Actually, happening. The Internet's picks for the hypothetical film's director Ava DuVernay (Selma) and screenwriter Issa Rae (Insecure) are also on board, while Netflix reportedly aggressively outbid other competitors for the rights.
According to EW, production is set to begin in 2018 and Issa Rae has already set about writing the script. Happy days!