Warner Bros. has hired ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ director Joseph Kosinski to tackle the film adaptation of the ‘Chariot’ graphic novel. According to Deadline, the studio recently won a competitive auction for the high-profile package.
Kosinski, also known for films such as ‘Tron: Legacy’ and ‘Oblivion’, will direct from a script by Julian Meiojas and produce alongside Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen of 21 Laps.
Described as a sci-fi thriller, the film is about a top-secret Cold War project that saw the government supply its star agent with a unique weapon – a state-of-the-art sports car. The Chariot, as it quickly became known, sank in the ocean with the agent. But after several decades, a petty criminal seeking to reform his life stumbles upon the Chariot and discovers that the agent’s conscience still controls him.
The graphic novel, published by Artists, Writers and Artisans (AWA), was written by comic book creator and screenwriter Bryan Edward Hill and drawn by Priscilla Petraites.
Kosinski is currently awaiting the release of Tom Cruise-starrer ‘Top Gun: Maverick’, a sequel to the Hollywood star’s 1986 blockbuster.
The filmmaker also directed ‘Escape from Spiderhead’, starring Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller and Jurnee Smollett. The film will be released on the Netflix streamer later this year.
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