Jason Momoa is all set to impress his fans with yet another iconic character in a new movie for Warner Bros. In a rather surprising turn of events, the popular studio has finally won the rights to The Executioner, an upcoming action film which will star Momoa as the lead, reported Deadline.
The film rights were acquired in what turned out to be “an intense bidding war,” with Warner Bros. eventually coming out on top.
Warner Bros. has won the rights to The Executioner, an upcoming action film starring Jason Momoa, according to a recent report from Deadline.
However, the film’s official storyline is being kept under wraps, but will be written by Kaz and Ryan Firpo (Marvel’s Eternals), and is being billed as a “fun action murder mystery” that combines the feels of Knives Out with Lord of the Rings. No director or other actors are attached yet.
The Executioner is reported to be produced by Peter Safran, who has worked with Momoa in the past on Aquaman, with Warner Bros.
The DEADLINE report also suggests that EVP Jesse Eherman is also behind the film in some capacity. Besides being a producer on Aquaman, Safran has also been behind many of Warner Bros.’ recent big hits, including the Conjuring franchise, The Suicide Squad, Peacemaker, and more.
The Executioner marks yet another big feature in Jason Momoa’s schedule as he’s set to star in the upcoming film Slumberland later this year before appearing in the 2023 blockbusters Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, and the tenth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise, Fast X.
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