Just last week, there was news that Ryan Coogler again with Michael B. Jordan for a new movie. However, the most exciting thing (at least for the studio) is the idea that this will kick off a potential new franchise and that it’s a “genre” movie. Now, as the bidding war heats up, we know a little more about what the movie will actually be about.
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According to Deadline , Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan will actually be working together again (they previously worked together on “Fruitvale Station,” this ‘creed‘ franchise, and ‘Black Leopard‘franchise) in a new blockbuster genre film. They are currently shopping around with three major studios –sony, Warner Bros. , and common——All bids for the project. While we don’t know full plot details, we do know that the film is a period piece about vampires. Now it’s time for fans to get excited.
The film is reportedly not tied to any existing IP. So whichever studio takes this opportunity will get something fresh from Coogler and Jordan. Remember, these people haven’t done anything bad yet. From the moment “Fruitvale Station” blew people away, these two have done nothing but deliver match after match together. So, you have to assume that whatever they’re doing now is probably going to be huge.
So with Sony, Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures on board, you might be wondering – where are they? Netflix, Amazonor Manzana? Well, reports say Coogler and Jordan want the untitled film to have a full theatrical release around the world, which means streaming services are unlikely to be a contender.
Other details about the film are the budget, which is said to be around $90 million. Apparently, Coogler hopes to have it in production by mid-2024. So, this isn’t even a movie from a few years later. If the schedule is confirmed, we may see the film released in theaters in 2025.
Needless to say, we’re excited about the movie. Sure, the vampire genre has been done a million times before, but when you have Ryan Coogler writing and directing it, that can’t be a bad thing, right? Get excited, guys.