The film will be directed by Max Currie, who helmed the recent horror flick “The Devil’s Doorway.” It’s not clear what role Elba would play, but he’ll likely be playing an underwater explorer. Read more about this story here!
In Negotiations To Star In Upcoming Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Deeper,’ Idris Elba Is Under Consideration To Take On A Deep-Sea Horror
The actor has a slew of projects coming his way right now, including Max Landis’ sci-fi thriller ‘Deeper,’ in which he’s negotiating to play the lead.
Today, Idris Elba is among the most in-demand actors in Hollywood. It’s still unclear if Alexander Skarsgard is considering that the gig will be his last. He isn’t denying it seems like something that will happen, but he hasn’t made any decisions about retiring yet.
With his star on the rise, Idris Elba is at an all-time career high. The announcement of potential casting has fueled rumors that he will replace Daniel Craig as James Bond. In addition to his role in “Luther,” Elba has appeared in several films and television shows since 2010, including last year’s blockbuster “Ant-
If the information is correct, the actor may have even more intriguing projects on the horizon.
The 46-year-old is in negotiations to star in a supernatural sci-fi thriller titled ‘Deeper,’ according to The Hollywood Reporter. Baltasar Kormakur will direct MGM.
Kormakur previously proved his directing ability in survival genres like ‘Everest’ and ‘Adrift.’
On his dive, the astronaut encounters a malevolent and deadly force.
According to the article, the film’s tone is said to be comparable to that of recent blockbusters like as ‘Gravity’ and ‘The Martian.’ Elba is the frontrunner to play the male lead in ‘The Hunt.’ Although no casting decisions have been made, his hiring would bring the project one step closer to reality after a tumultuous journey thus far.
In 2016, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. purchased the script for $7 million from Landis after he was removed as a director because of his involvement in the 2014 “House Bunny” controversy. Despite the fact that the media business has been trying to get the project up and running since it was first announced, with members of its previously chosen cast and crew dropping off one by one, it has yet to turn on the cameras.’
MGM had Bradley Cooper and Gal Gadot signed on to star in the film, with Kornel Mundruczo set to direct until recently. should it scrap the film entirely or start from scratch.
It all depends on how successfully the talks with the star go.
The ‘Deeper’ star will be joined by Gal Gadot in talks to join Bradley Cooper in MGM’s ‘Deeper,’ according to Deadline.
Landis is also on board as a producer for the film, which will be directed by ‘Remember’ alum Chris Buck. Michael De Luca and Stephen Gaghan will produce the project alongside Richard Brener, who previously directed him in “The Isolation.” The writer-director teamed up with David S. Goyer, Kevin Turen, Russell Ackerman, and John S. Schoenfelder as co-producers.
While it would be a fantastic opportunity for Elba, the actor is currently working on Working Title and Universal’s version of ‘Cats,’ in which he plays Macavity, a cat.
Meanwhile, the actor is maintaining his status as the public’s favorite in the franchise after replacing Daniel Craig as James Bond.
According to the report, a poll conducted by Meerkat Movies asked 3000 Brits who they’d want to see play James Bond once Craig quits playing the role. Elba bested the bookies’ odds by winning 20% of the votes to be named UK’s preferred actor for King.
‘Venom’ star Tom Hardy follows closely behind with 17% support, making them the top two choices for the post as the poll saw a significant drop in support for the other candidates’ share of the vote. The Crimes of Grindelwald.
Following them came ‘Reign’ actor Alexandra Park, with 3.93 percent; ‘Bodyguard’ actor Richard Madden, with 4.23 percent; and ‘Man of Steel’ star Henry Cavill, who scored 4.13 percent in the poll.
In reality, Elba and Hardy are both favored by bookmakers at 4-1.
On the other hand, it was just reported that Richard Madden has been offered the part by Barbara Broccoli, producer of “Bond.” According to a ‘Bodyguard’ producer, Madden is in contention for the role when discussing the chances of the actor returning for the second season of the BBC hit series.
‘Richard may or may not do a second series. , ‘It all depends on what happens to James Bond,’ the producer reignited rumors that the Scottish actor is a top candidate for the part.