The $125 million dollar commitment from Netflix sets the record for a spec package, a record that was also previously set by Netflix just two years ago when they committed $90 million to the Will Smith, David Ayer, Max Landis spec package for Bright.
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Nightcrawler star Jake Gyllenhaal will star opposite Ryan Reynolds and Rebecca Ferguson in Daniel Espinosa’s Life. The story comes from Deadpool writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese.
After breaking records in Deadpool, star Ryan Reynolds is already on the move to his next project as he is in talks to join Life from Skydance Productions. The film would see Reynolds star opposite Rebecca Ferguson, who blew away audiences and critics alike in last year’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.
Christopher McQuarrie confirmed on Twitter today that he’ll be back to both write and direct Mission: Impossible 6. The Tom Cruise-anchored franchise’s previous installment, Rogue Nation, was smash hit with audiences and critics, hauling in over $600 million worldwide.
Due to his commitment to The Grinder, Savage is exiting the R-rated Bridesmaids-esque pic, though the search has already begun for a new director.
With the fifth installment set for July, Paramount, Bad Robot and Skydance Productions have set the sixth. Tom Cruise, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and J.J. Abrams are returning to produce, with Don Granger and Matt Grimm set to serve as executive producers.
Logline: Kept under wraps.
Logline: Story is pitched as an epic space adventure that begins in the year 2199, after the war with the planet Gamilon has turned the Earth’s surface into a radioactive desert, leaving earth with less than a year before their underground cities are uninhabitable. Now, a team of scientists must race to complete a starship in a desperate attempt to find another home.