‘Hell or High Water’ and ‘Outlaw King’ filmmaker, David Mackenzie, has entered into negotiations to take the helm on a new spy franchise ‘Jett Day’.
Dubbed as a sequel to ‘The Accountant’, the film follows a black ops agent on a mission to prevent a newly-discovered diamond mine from falling into Russian hands.
Written and produced by ‘Ozark’ creator Bill Dubuque, Warner Bros are hoping to fill the void between Bond films with this new Spy franchise to keep those audiences fulfilled until the next much-beloved Bond resurfaces for a new mission.
The studio is also hoping to enlist the services of a fresh-faced A-lister to front the franchise along the lines of a Michael B. Jordan or Channing Tatum.
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Jon Berg and Zero Gravity’s Mark Williams will also produce. Warner Bros. executive Kevin McCormick will oversee the project for the studio.
For months, Mackenzie was on the hot list to take the helm on Bond 25 before Danny Boyle landed the job. When Boyle downed tools due to creative differences it was thought he could be back in the running but this idea was proved wrong.
Mackenzie wowed critics and audiences alike with ‘Hell or High Water’ back 2016, the film starred Chris Pine, Ben Foster and Jeff Bridges. He reunited with Pine on last year’s ‘Outlaw King’ which debuted on Netflix. He is currently attached as director to the TV series ‘Gemstone’ which is in pre-production.
Dubuque penned ‘The Accountant’ and has since spent most of his time focusing on ‘Ozark’. He is also reportedly attached to pen Warner Bros ‘Nightwing’.