Michael B. Jordan is teaming up with ‘Kong: Skull Island’s Jordan Vogt-Roberts for an untitled monster movie for New Regency, who recently had a “monster hit” of a different sort with the Freddie Mercury biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. Jordan will produce, along with Alana Mayo, his Outlier Society banner partner, and Vogt-Roberts, who will also direct. They are currently seeking a screenwriter.
At this time, Jordan is only announced as a producer, not a star. He and Outlier Society have also announced that they are adapting the fantasy novel ‘Black Leopard, Red Wolf’. Last year, Outlier Society co-produced the HBO film ‘Fahrenheit 451’, which earned an Emmy nomination.
Though no details are known, the film will be set in and film in Vogt-Roberts’ hometown of Detroit. The city was once a booming leader in auto manufacturing, but in recent times, has fallen on harder times as that industry has largely shifted overseas. Vogt-Roberts has done what he can by bringing various projects to the city to film. He also co-founded the youth-oriented improv group The Detroit Creativity Project.
Vogt-Roberts’ debut picture, 2013’s coming-of-age Sundance drama ‘The Kings of Summer’ won numerous awards. He segued from that indie flick to the big leagues with ‘Kong: Skull Island’, which grossed $545 million worldwide and kicked off Legendary’s monster shared universe, which includes the current ‘Godzilla’ flicks. He recently directed the upcoming FX series ‘You’re the Worst’ and is attached to adapt the video game ‘Metal Gear Solid’ for Sony.
Jordan’s voice can be heard in the new Rooster Teeth animated series ‘Gen:Lock’. Last year, he starred in the Academy Award-winning Marvel Studios hit ‘Black Panther’, as well as ‘Creed II’, and he made a cameo in the YA flop ‘Kin’. He produced and appears in the pilot for Netflix superhero series ‘Raising Dion’ and will be seen on the big screen next year in ‘Just Mercy’ and ‘Without Remorse’.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter