Anthony Mackie will reunite with Netflix for the thriller ‘The Ogun’ in which Mackie will also serve as a producer.
Netflix is currently seeking a director to take the helm on the feature.
The story centres on a man named Xavier Rhodes who brings his teenage daughter to Nigeria to find a cure for the rare genetic condition that he passed on to her. When his daughter is kidnapped, Rhodes goes on a rampage through the criminal underworld to find her before it’s too late, testing his powerful abilities to the limit. The project has been described as being tonally in the vein of ‘John Wick’ crossed with ‘Dante’s Inferno’.
Madison Turner will pen the script which sees’ Mandalay Pictures’ Jason Michael Berman as a producer alongside Mackie.
Mackie has recently finished filming on ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’, the Marvel Studios series in which he reprises his role as Sam Wilson, aka the Falcon. His upcoming projects include ‘The Woman in the Window’ with Amy Adams and Mikael Håfström’s action-adventure ‘Outside the Wire’.