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Rick Famuyiwa To Direct Netflix’s Superhero Vigilante Film Past Midnight and horror Black Hole

March 8th, 2018 by Ciaran McElherron Comments

Rick Famuyiwa’s next feature film after departing Flashpoint will be a Netflix original titled Past Midnight, which features a script written by TJ Fixman. Anthony and Joe Russo are producing.

Rick Famuyiwa has had a rather busy week: he’s signed up to helm an adaptation of horror Black Hole and now it seems he’ll also helm an original superhero tale for Netflix titled Past Midnight. Keanu Reeves is being sought to portray the lead. Additional details on the project and plot are being kept under wraps.

If Reeves is being sought to star, it’s thought that filming won’t begin anytime soon, as The Matrix star will be busy prepping for John Wick: Chapter 3.  That leaves Famuyiwa free to tackle the Black Hole first.

Past Midnight tells of a former vigilante who was sentenced to life in prison after being captured by the police while stopping the worst domestic terrorism act ever to hit New York City. The hero must team up with a disillusioned detective to track down his old nemesis, who has returned to threaten the city once more.

Sources: THR & CBM

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Ciarán McElherron is 37 years old and living in Belfast with his wife Clare and an assortment of cats and a dog. He caught the nerd bug the first time he saw a lightsaber ignite and Luke Skywalker has been his hero ever since. He watches too much TV, reads too many Marvel comic books and plays way too much Football Manager. Sylvester McCoy was his Doctor and when he grows up he would like to be He-Man