Posted on Monday, April 25th, 2011 by Russ Fischer
There’s a new possible project for Tron Legacy director Joseph Kosinski. The military/sci-fi film Archangel was originally written by Andrew Will, but Adam Kozad has just been signed to rewrite for New Regency, and Mr. Kosinski has been attached as director. Given that the rewrite process is just starting this will take another couple months before it goes forward, still leaving Oblivion as the likely next project for the director. (That movie has Tom Cruise attached, and could become a big thing at Universal if current negotiations go through.) But Archangel is now on the horizon. More details are after the break.
The film sounds like a sort of Men in Black with military spirit where comedy used to be. It is about “a secret unit of the military that tracks and hunts down aliens living among us.”
Adam Cozad is the same guy who re-wrote his script Dubai into Moscow, which became the basis for the new Jack Ryan movie at Paramount. He also wrote the Black Listed-script The Gray Man, which was once set to be a Brad Pitt film with James Gray directing before (as so often happens) the star moved on to another film, in this case World War Z.