Original pitch THE STEWARD from Derek Kolstad has landed at Cristal Pictures. They will fully finance and produce with plans for the project to be the first installment of a potential franchise. Cristal is backed by East Light Media, a financing, production, and distribution company based in China.
Story details are being kept under wraps, but Kolstad’s script centers around a character of Kolstad’s creation and is an action-thriller. Cristal president Scott Einbinder stated, “The Steward, which is driven by a charismatic lead, possesses the kind of proven genre appeal that has resonated in both the domestic and worldwide markets.” The project was brought into Cristal by EVP of Production Nick D’Angelo.
Cristal’s next film to hit theaters is Hitman’s Bodyguard, an action-comedy starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson due out in August. They also recently nabbed the spec Twin Blades with Logan‘s Lauren Shuler Donner producing.
Kolstad is best known for penning John Wick and John Wick: Chapter 2. He is also attached to write the third installment of John Wick for Lionsgate.
Emily J | TV Editor