David Leitch, whose movie credit embrace “Deadpool 2,” “Hobbs & Shaw” and “Atomic Blonde,” is heading again to the massive display screen with motion thriller “Bullet Train” for Sony Pictures.
In addition to directing, Leitch will supervise the script, which can be written by Zak Olkewicz. Plot particulars for the film, based mostly ont he vastly fashionable Japanese manga, are at the moment being stored below wraps.
Leitch and Kelly McCormick will produce “Bullet Train” by means of their firm 87North, together with Antoine Fuqua and Kat Samick. Brittany Morrissey is the manager overseeing the mission for Sony Pictures.
Sony just lately introduced the studio is growing “One Punch Man,” additionally based mostly on a preferred Japanese manga, that they hope has franchise potential.
After serving to launch the “John Wick” franchise with Chad Stahelski, Leitch has turn into one of the wanted administrators for tentpole motion pics. He was handpicked by Ryan Reynolds to direct “Deadpool 2,” which went on to gross extra then $700 million worldwide. He adopted that up with “Fast and Furious” spin-off “Hobbs & Shaw.”
Leitch and McCormick additionally just lately signed a primary look deal at Universal and produced the motion movie “Nobody” starring Bob Odenkirk. The duo can be growing a biopic of Jutta Kleinschmidt — the primary and solely lady to win the brutal off-road endurance race The Dakar Rally — in addition to rights to her self-penned ebook “My Victory at Dakar.”
Leitch is repped by WME and Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman. Olkewitz is repped by 3 Arts Management and Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson.