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Edgar Wright Rebooting The Running Man With Glen Powell

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Glen Powell (Top Gun: Maverick) is set to star in Paramount’s upcoming action movie, The Running Man. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Powell will handle the lead function in the adjustment of Stephen King’s unique, directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Baby Driver).

Wright, who has actually been connected to the job given that 2021, will likewise produce the movie along with Nira Park and Simon Kinberg. Wright co-wrote the story with Michael Bacall (21 Jump Street), with Bacall dealing with the script. This brand-new variation from Wright is anticipated to not be a remake however another fracture at reimagining the unique, as formerly reported. The story, initially released in 1982 under King’s pseudonym Richard Bachman, is embeded in a dystopian America and follows a guy who signs up with a fatal video game program in a desperate effort to protect funds for his ill child.

Powell is coming off the surprise success of the romantic funny Anyone But You, which made over $200 million around the world. In addition, he co-wrote and co-produced the action-comedy Hitman, which will strike theaters on May 24, 2024, before landing on Netflix on June 7. Powell will likewise star in Universal’s Twisters– the follow up to the 1996 movie– which is slated for release on July 19, 2024.

Last fall, Wright made waves throughout November for resolving franchise tiredness in the movie market, apparently calling out Marvel while doing so. In the very same month, the anime adjustment revival Scott Pilgrim Takes Off (which Wright executive produced, after directing the 2010 live-action movie adjustment) struck Netflix with 8 episodes– extending another franchise. No news has actually been revealed relating to a Season 2 for Scott Pilgrim’s return.

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