Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan’s Mysterious Movie Headed to Warner Bros.
One of the hottest and most mysterious movies in development has found its home at Warner Bros.
That movie is Ryan Coogler’s secret project, which he wrote, will direct, and stars his longtime collaborator Michael B. Jordan. Coogler is producing through his company, Proximity Media, alongside Zinzi Coogler and Sev Ohanian.
Warner Bros. came out on top after three weeks of interest from several studios, topping Universal in the final round. The film reunites Coogler and Jordan, who first broke out with Coogler’s star-making 2013 directorial debut Fruitvale Station, which he wrote on spec. This time around, studios were vying for a chance to work with the star auteur on his latest.
The duo also worked together on Coogler’s world-beating 2018 entrance into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther, the Creed franchise, and 2022’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Reports suggest that Coogler and Jordan are ready to start filming soon in New Orleans—in April. Unlike some of the other major projects that have recently found a home, including Danny Boyle’s 28 Years Later, which finds Boyle, writer Alex Garland, and star Cillian Murphy returning to the zombie franchise they rejuvenated with the original 28 Days Later in 2002, Coogler’s project is brand new, has franchise potential of its own, and marks his first post-MCU film after 2022’s Wakanda Forever, which grossed $859.2 million globally.
The details of the script are being guarded, but the bits that have been revealed thus far describe a possible period thriller with anime influences (Coogler’s a huge fan) and a connection to the undead.
The one thing that we do know for sure is that this secret film will be one of the most closely watched projects in Hollywood.
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Featured image: Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan on the set of “Creed.” Courtesy Warner Bros.