Apple is looking to continue its connection with big-name actors, landing a deal that includes Ryan Reynolds and Kenneth Branagh to star in “Mayday,” a new action-adventure film produced by Skydance Media.
According to Deadline, the new film grew out of the original pitch by “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” writer/directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, with the added bonus that the duo’s script is complete to the point where the writers in course The hit shouldn’t have too much of an impact on when she could shoot.
Reynolds, of course, is currently busy making ‘Deadpool 3’, but he showed interest in the new movie in April and if all the timings and other details line up, it could be next on his list. of things to do, once his last lap as the motorized mutant Wade Wilson is complete.
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What do we know about “Mayday”?
So far, in accordance with a project like this which is still in its early stages, the real story of “Mayday” is being kept under wraps for the time being, beyond the fact that it is a action-adventure.
We hope that in the hands of Goldstein and Daley, it will prove to be something more than the norm of the genre, and potentially funny, as the pair have proven they know what they are doing when it comes to coed movies. . “Game Night” provided laughs with a mix of mystery and comedy, while “Honor Among Thieves” functioned as both a faithful fantasy adventure and a conniving nod to its conventions.
The title could well be a nod to a rescue of some sort, though we’ll have to wait and see on that front.
“Mayday” marks the latest collaboration between Apple and Skydance, with the companies engaged in a first-look deal that has so far yielded the likes of “Ghosted,” “The Greatest Beer Run Ever” and the animated movie “ Luck”.
This new project brings Reynolds back into the Apple fold, as he previously starred opposite Will Ferrell in the holiday-themed musical “Spirited,” which was a retelling of “A Christmas Carol.” Alongside “Deadpool 3,” which is due to hit theaters on November 8, 2024, it also has John Krasinski’s latest directorial outing, “Imaginary Friends,” itself hitting screens May 24 the same year. year. And he’ll likely also be seen in the sequel to Netflix’s hit action comedy “Red Notice.”
Branagh, meanwhile, will next appear in Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer,” in theaters July 21 this year, followed by his final directing/starring turn in an Agatha Christie adaptation, “A Haunting in Venice.” where he will once again play detective Hercule Poirot. This film will arrive on September 15 and promises to be more of a horror story for the master detective.
With no start date in place, we’ll have to wait to find out when “Mayday” might hit screens.