Hardcore: Adam Wingard to helm Robert Kirkman sci-fi thriller

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

Hardcore, Adam Wingard, Robert Kirkman, Andy Diggle

After directing two of history's biggest titans in Godzilla vs. Kong, Adam Wingard has been tapped to direct Hardcore for Universal Pictures. The project is based on an original story outline written by Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, co-creator of Invincible) and is based on the Skybound/Image comic book series created by Kirkman and Marc Silvestri (WitchbladeCyberforce).

Per Image Comics, here's the official synopsis for Hardcore Vol. 1:

The Hardcore Program can turn anyone—your neighbor, your co-worker, your spouse—into a human drone to get to targets normal soldiers can’t. Agent Drake is the best soldier Hardcore has to offer until he’s stranded in a body with only 72 hours to discover who’s hijacked the Program. But who can he trust when his enemy can change their appearance as easily as you change your shirt?

The first volume of Hardcore is written by Andy Diggle with art by Alessandro Vitti.

In addition to directing the adaptation, Wingard will co-write the feature along with Will Simmons. While Simmons is a relatively unknown talent, it's worth noting that he wrote reboots for Sleepy Hollow and Internal Affairs. On the production side of things, Skybound and Wingard’s Montauk Chair will produce, with Kirkman, David Alpert, Bryan Furst, and Sean Furst producing through Skybound. Wingard will also executive produce.

It feels like the world is Wingard's oyster right now, doesn't it? After raking in $432 million worldwide for Godzilla vs. Kong, it feels like projects are being thrown his way left and right. Back in March, Wingard was tapped to direct a live-action Thundercats movie for Warner Bros. Then, because Godzilla vs. Kong was such a smash-hit, WB wants him to helm another larger-than-life adventure in that same universe. Someone get Wingard some shades because his future looks mighty bright.

Source: Deadline

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