Adam Wingard is not stopping. Since he swept the international box office in the middle of the pandemic with his decaffeinated ‘Godzilla vs Kong’, the one from Tennessee does not stop swell your project list with proposals of all shapes and colors; and the last one goes through bring a comic by Robert Kirkman himself to the big screen.
According to Deadline, Wingard is partnering with Universal Pictures to co-writing with screenwriter Will Simmons and directing ‘Hardcore’; feature film in the key of action and science fiction that will adapt to the cinema the original story of the creator of ‘The Walking Dead’ and co-creator of ‘Invincible’.
‘Hardcore’ is the fourth project in the bedroom of the increasingly bulky agenda of good old Adam Wingard, which includes the adaptation of the legendary animated series ‘Thundercats’, an impossible sequel to the jewel of the 90s action cinema ‘Face to face’ directed by John Woo, and a new film for the MonsterVerse of Legendary and Warner.
At the moment, no more details have been revealed about this adaptation of the Skybound and Image comic, so, for now, I leave you with the synopsis of its first volume to open your mouth.
Imagine being able to control the body of anyone on Earth so that you could track down a clandestine missile or assassinate a dictator. Does that sound crazy? Not for Agent Drake and the Hardcore Program. They can convert anyone, your neighbor, your coworker, or your wife on a human drone to hit targets normal soldiers can’t. Drake is the best soldier Hardcore has, until he is trapped in a body with just 72 hours to find out who has raided the Program. But Who can you believe when your enemy can change his appearance as easily as someone changes his shirt? “