Are you over tired, old vigilante superheroes taking law into their own hands via tried-and-true Hollywood tropes? Well then Past Midnight could be the cure for your vigilante blues.
According to Deadline, the upcoming Netflix feature is “about a new kind of vigilante superhero,” and they’re hoping it stars an old-school vigilante, John Wick star Keanu Reeves, who’s reportedly in talks to headline the project.
You remember when they shot John Wick’s dog, right? We’re guessing that’s something which might motivate old vigilantes. Presumably not this project though!
The film has a dope creative team, too, which is reportedly already in place. That includes director Rick Famuyiwa, who previously helmed Dope, and just signed on to adapt Charles Burns’ graphic novel Black Hole for New Regency and Plan B; writer TJ Fixman, who came from the video game world (Overwatch, Ratchet & Clank) but has a slew of big name Hollywood projects in the works, including Gargoyles for Disney and producer Lauren Schuler Donner; and producers Anthony and Joe Russo, you’ve heard of them, right?
Netflix reportedly out spent tough competition for the Past Midnight script, another notch in their features' belt, which has been expanding to plus-size recently (last year the streamer announced plans for 80 original films in 2018).
While this “new” take on the vigilante superhero sounds awfully exciting at this stage, we’ll have to wait and see if Reeves indeed signs on. He is a busy man after all; according to IMDb, Reeves currently has three films in pre-production: John Wick: Chapter 3, The Starling, and Rally Car. And of course we’ve been hearing about the further adventures of Bill & Ted for some time, but we’re not holding our breath.