Netflix has acquired the rights to a vigilante superhero film which may star Keanu Reeves.
Deadline reports the film, titled Past Midnight, will be helmed by Dope director Rick Famuyiwa. TJ Fixman, who wrote several Ratchet & Clank games as well as the original draft of the Ratchet film, penned the screenplay, with Avengers: Infinity War directors Anthony and Joe Russo producing.
“In 2011 I had an idea at SDCC that became an obsession. It was a long and rocky road as it jumped from a graphic novel to a TV show and now, to a movie. But holy hell am I excited about this one. Let’s do this, Netflix,” Fixman wrote in a tweet after news of the deal broke.
Not much is currently known about the film’s plot, but it is described as a new type of vigilante superhero story. The creative team is hopeful Reeves will sign on, but nothing’s set in stone just yet. Reeves is set to reprise his role as John Wick in the third film in the action franchise, which opens in theaters on May 17, 2019.
Meanwhile, Famuyiwa dropped out of directing The Flash solo movie in 2016 due to reported creative differences with Warner Bros. and DC. The filmmaker recently signed on to adapt Charles Burns’ graphic novel Black Hole.