Avery To Direct Stallone-Led “Samaritan”

Avery To Direct Stallone Led Samaritan

“Overlord” helmer Julius Avery has closed a deal to direct the Sylvester Stallone-led thriller “Samaritan” for MGM.

The story centers on a young boy who is out to discover if a mythic superhero, who vanished twenty years earlier following a tragic event, is still alive.

Bragi F. Schut (“Escape Room”) penned the script and shooting will begin early next year with Balboa Productions’ Braden Aftergood producing.

Balboa Productions and MGM are also developing a biopic about the boxer Jack Johnson, the first African American heavyweight champion.

Source: Deadline