Aquaman giant title and Creed 2 director teaming up for Netflix’s TV adaptation of Denzel Washington’s most underrated film

Aquaman giant title and Creed 2 director teaming up for Netflix’s TV adaptation of Denzel Washington’s most underrated film


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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is decided to book Creed 2 director Steven Caple Jr’s current rob on Denzel Washington’s Man on Fire. The pair are teaming as much as adapt the film, which bought mixed opinions upon its open in 2004 but has since found acclaim on-line, for TV.

Per Closing date, the Netflix drama became once written by Dread Side road’s Kyle Killen and can peaceful consist of eight episodes, with Caple Jr helming the main two. Both Abdul-Mateen II, whose old credits consist of Candyman, Dark Judge, and DC’s two Aquaman motion photographs, and Caple will executive develop, alongside Arnon Milchan, Yariv Milchan, Natalie Lehmann, and Killen, who will most definitely be on board as showrunner.

Extending beyond Tony Scott’s film earlier than it, and the 1987 French/Italian flick earlier than that, the series shall be per A.J. Quinnell’s Man on Fire and The Excellent Assassinate books, which note gentle Special Forces soldier John Creasy. “Identified for surviving even the most desolate eventualities, John is now struggling with mistaken PTSD and private demons,” the streamer’s official synopsis reads. “As he attempts a fresh initiating, he’ll acquire himself support within the (metaphorical) fireplace and battling more durable than ever.”

Man on Fire

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Moreover starring Christopher Walken and Dakota Fanning, Washington’s Man on Fire sees his Creasy working as a bodyguard and combating substance abuse and PTSD, as he sets off on a vengeful mission to attach his payment, nine-yr-ancient Lupita Ramos, after she’s kidnapped in Mexico Metropolis.

It at assert has a reasonably shadowy 39% on Flawed Tomatoes, but you impression now not need to gape some distance to search out contributors describing it as “underrated” or a “masterpiece” on social media for the time being. So it be no shock Netflix are spicy to revisit the supply area matter, and ship it to a fresh audience in a current layout.

While we wait for more news on the Man on Fire TV series, take a look at out our picks of the most entertaining Netflix reveals for some viewing inspiration.

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