Tony Gilroy is in final talks to write and potentially direct an untitled thriller for Warner Bros. Pictures, Gilroy’s first big film for the studio since 2008’s “Michael Clayton”.
The project, which has been sitting in the Warners’ vaults for fifteen years under the name “Methuselah,” was penned by James Watkins. Previously the film had Tom Cruise attached to star and Joachim Rønning attached to direct.
Gilroy will give the project a creative overhaul except for the protagonist – a man who has managed to survive for four centuries without showing the physical signs of age. In that time, he has accumulated vast intellectual knowledge and skills.
David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford will produce.