Black Salt is the name of a character, comic book and the short live action film based on that comic. Both are available now. The name of the creator is Owen Ratliff. The film is directed by Ben Ramsey and stars Kinyumba Mutakabbir as the title character. There are trailers for both the comic and the film below. You can find out more at the official website.
The comic book story is adapted from an original screenplay and was funded by a successful Indegogo campaign. Here is the synopsis for the comic: “This 6 issue comic book series is entitled “Black Salt; The Last Heroes Left”. The story is an epic thriller, merging the world of modern-day espionage and political intrigue, with the world of ancient martial arts. Samuel Tharpe is the top counter terrorism agent in the world. For years, he has hunted down and foiled the twisted plans of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations, crime lords, warmongers and anarchists. But Sam is no ordinary agent. He was trained secretly, outside the temple walls, one of the lost arts of Shaolin by the legendary Master Yu Bai Shek. He is a master of many weapons and is able to do incredible athletic feats that border on superhuman. He is even able to generate extremely high levels of chi energy that he uses in offensive attacks.”
Here is the film synopsis: “With only four days left the clock ticks down towards a new world holocaust. The only thing standing in its path is Interpol’s deadliest black-ops agent, Samuel Tharpe. Sam hunts down the path of a game-changing weapon of mass destruction called the Exterminatus. He follows hot on its trail deep into the ancient land of China where he must seek aid from the Abbot at the Shaolin Temple. An evil Yakuza master stole the Exterminatus and seeks to use it in the Far East. Sam must prove his worthiness by fighting one of the Temple’s most skilled monks. Prepared to lay down his own life in exchange for the lives of his family and the world, Sam steps forward and engages in combat. Only his long-past training by the Shaolin master, Yu Bai Shek will make him a worthy hero.”