After getting a director, the long-delayed ‘Methuselah’ adaptation is now allegedly seeking ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ screenwriter Simon Beaufoy to rework the script.
- May 17, 2020
AceShowbiz – Moviemaker Danny Boyle has signed on to take charge of Michael B. Jordan‘s planned “Methuselah” adaptation.
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” director Jon Watts had been in talks for the gig last year 2019 when the film was described as a Biblical epic starring Jordan as the titular protagonist, who has managed to survive for over 400 years, while maintaining his youthful appearance.
However, according to Variety, the project’s concept has since changed, and Warner Bros. studio bosses are now seeking to bring Boyle’s “Slumdog Millionaire” screenwriter Simon Beaufoy onboard to revamp the script, which was previously drafted by “The Bourne Legacy” writer/director Tony Gilroy.
“Methuselah” has been in development for several years and at one time had Tom Cruise attached as its leading man.
“Black Panther” actor Jordan was recruited to star in early 2019 and he will also co-produce the movie via his Outlier Society company.