Oh, the kids from those John Wick pictures have done good. David Leitch has been doing well for himself with Atomic Blonde and the upcoming Untitled Deadpool Sequel, and Chad Stahelski has been killing it continuing the legacy of John Wick with its next two chapters. Stahelski’s also been attached to the eventual Highlander reboot.
But what else is he up to? According to Deadline, the stuntman-turned-director has been tapped to helm Sandman Slim, which is an adaptation of the bestselling fantasy novel series from author Richard Kadrey.
Here’s the synopsis for the first novel:
“Life sucks, and then you die. Or, if you’re James Stark, you spend eleven years in Hell as a hitman before finally escaping, only to land back in the hell-on-earth that is Los Angeles. Now Stark’s back, and ready for revenge. And absolution, and maybe even love. But when his first stop saddles him with an abusive talking head, Stark discovers that the road to absolution and revenge is much longer than you’d expect, and both Heaven and Hell have their own ideas for his future. Resurrection sucks. Saving the world is worse. Darkly twisted, irreverent, and completely hilarious, Sandman Slim is the breakthrough novel by an acclaimed author.”
Sandman Slim is set to be adapted by Kerry Williamson (it will be rewritten from Kel Symon’s draft), who wrote the Netflix film, What Happened to Monday.
Given the dark nature of the source material, Stahelski seems like a pretty good fit for this film. Plus, with it being the first in a series, one has to wonder whether or not this could be another big franchise for him to take on (which is never a bad thing). But given how full his plate is, with projects like Highlander, Kill or Be Killed, Rain, and John Wick: Chapter 3, we can’t help but wonder which of these projects is going to give.
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