Danny Boyle to Direct Michael B. Jordan-led ‘Methuselah’ — Report
Warner Bros.’s “Methuselah” is beginning to take shape; Danny Boyle has reportedly signed on to direct the Michael B.
Jordan-led film and Simon Beaufoy will rewrite the project’s script.Variety reports that Warner Bros.
considers the film to be a high priority, with the potential to become a franchise.
Jordan and Warner Bros.
found considerable theatrical success with their two “Creed” films, the last of which, “Creed 2,” released in 2018 to positive reviews and favorable box office numbers.Jordan (“Fruitvale Station”) will reportedly produce the film with Boyle, Outlier Society head of production Alana Mayo, and Heyday’s David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford.
The film’s original concept was based on a Biblical story about a man who lived to be 969-years-old but sources told Variety that specific idea has been scrapped.
Regardless, a “Methuselah” film indicates that Warner Bros.
has an eye towards turning biblical stories into major franchise fare.
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