Danny Boyle to direct Michael B. Jordan in Methuselah2 min read
Danny Boyle will direct Michael B. Jordan in “Methuselah”, Slumdog Millionaire, and Simone Beauvoir, who worked with Boyle in “127 Hours”, is looking to rewrite the screenplay.
The original idea for the film, obtained from Warner Bros., was based on a biblical story of a man who was 969 years old. But sources say that has changed, and the creative team is taking a new approach to the plot.
Warner Bros. considers the project, which was originally linked to the Tom Cruise Star, as a high priority, with the possibility of spreading a franchise. Following the success of the “Creed” franchise, Warner Bros. was looking for more assets for Jordan, and the long-developed movie seemed perfect for all parties.
The film is being produced by Alana Mayo, head of production at the Jordan Outlaw Society, and David Heyman and Geoffrey Clifford of Boyle and Hadde. Tony Gilroy wrote the final draft of the screenplay, which was based on a treatment by James Watkins.
For Boyle, “Mathushelah” is expected to return to the franchise after directing prestige and mid-budget dramas in recent years. He was the next James Bond entry, now titled “Die Time to Die”, but fell apart due to creative differences. Boyle recently directed the musical drama “Yesterday” for Universal, which last summer brought এনে 3153 million worldwide on a 26 million budget, a surprising success.
Jordan’s upcoming projects include “Without Regrets” as well as the Denzel Washington-directed “Journal for Jordan”. He will star opposite David Bell and Russell in the upcoming untitled film opposite Christian Bell and Margot Robbie.
Jordan, Boyle and Beaufort are all equipped by WME.