Seven Wonders: Simu Liu to star in the Justin Lin-directed series adaptation of Ben Mezrich’s novel

Last Updated on October 20, 2022

Seven Wonders, Simu Liu, Justin Lin, Prime Video

Prime Video is assigning top-tier talent to its latest project, with Simu Liu and Justin Lin joining the series adaptation of Ben Mezrich‘s novel, Seven Wonders. In addition to his starring role, Liu will executive produce. Adam Cozad (UnderwaterThe Legend of Tarzan) is writing the script, with Justin Lin (Star Trek BeyondFast & Furious) directing.

Here’s the official description for Mezrich’s Seven Wonders novel:

When the reclusive mathematician Jeremy Grady goes missing, it’s up to his estranged brother Jack to find out why. His search leads him on a far-flung journey – from Brazil, India, Peru, and beyond – as he unravels the mystery that links the Seven Wonders of the World and discovers that Jeremy may have hit upon something that’s been concealed for centuries. With the help of scientist Sloane Costa, they find a conspiracy to hide a road map to the Garden of Eden – and the truth behind an ancient mythological culture. Mezrich’s Seven Wonders is the first in a planned trilogy of books.

Lin’s Perfect Storm Entertainment, Beau Flynn’s Picture Company, and Universal Television are on the ground floor for Seven Wonders. Joining Liu as executive producing partners are Cozad, Lin, Salvador Gatdula and Andrew Schneider through Perfect Storm and Flynn courtesy of the Flynn Picture Company.

Since dazzling audiences with CBC Television’s Kim’s Convenience comedy sitcom, Liu’s star has risen. Raised in Mississauga, Ontario, Liu plays Shang-Chi in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Liu’s Marvel role and natural charisma catapulted him to super-stardom, and Seven Wonders is likely to push him higher up the Hollywood food chain.

What do you think about the concept for Mezrich’s novel, and are you excited about Lin directing the series? I could watch that man do anything, and the thought of him going on a globe-trotting adventure sounds like a hell of a lot of fun to me. Let’s go!

Source: Deadline

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