Michael B. Jordan (“Black Panther,” “Creed”) will play an assassin named Columbus in “The Silver Bear,” the upcoming potential film franchise launcher based on a book series by “3:10 to Yuma” scribe Derek Haas.
Frank Baldwin (“The Godmother”) has written the script that tells the formative story of a hitman who is so effective he’s nicknamed ‘silver bear’ by the Russian underworld. Never failing and immune to the stress of the work, he’s challenged when he takes on the job of killing his father – the U.S. Government’s Speaker of the House and a leading presidential candidate.
Jordan, Vishal Rungta, Mark Fasano and Ankur Rungta will produce. Lionsgate attempted a franchise launching young hitman film based on a popular book series last year with the Dylan O’Brien-led “American Assassin”. That was savaged by critics and disappointed at the box-office with around $67 million worldwide.