Idris Elba will star in the spy thriller film directed by Bullet Train and Deadpool 2, David Leitch. The film will be titled Bang! and will air on Netflix. Hollywood Reporter reported, Thursday (4/8), Bang! is an adaptation of the comic series by Matt Kindt and Wilfredo Torres of the same title. For the movie version, Bang! will be written by Kindt and Zak Olkewicz.
Bang! tells the story of a terrorist group who wants to start the apocalypse with a series of novels that can brainwash readers. At the same time, a famous spy is sent to track down and kill the novel’s author.
This project is the result of Netflix’s collaboration with the production house Dark Horse Entertainment. Other serial projects born out of the collaboration include Umbrella Academy and the film Polar starring Mads Mikkelsen.
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Another project that Netflix and Dark Horse Entertainment is working on is Mind MGMT. Mind MGMT is a series adaptation of Kindt’s comedy book series by executive producer Curtis Gwinn. Gwinn was previously involved in the Stranger Things series.
Mind MGMT tells the story of a young woman who accidentally discovers the secret Mind Management program. Then, he tries to find a person who is proof of Mind Management’s greatest success and failure.
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Previously, Idris Elba was rumored to be playing James Bond to replace Daniel Craig who retired. However, he felt he was too old to be James Bond. “I’m 50 this year. Let’s dream of starring in three films, no one wants to see Bond chasing or beating criminals when he’s 60,” said Idris Elba.
“I seem too old to take on that role now,” he said as reported by Today Online, April 6, 2022 ago. However, he is very interested in starring in James Bond films in the future. According to him, acting as Bond’s opponent would also be extraordinary.
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