Capstone Group has come on board to handle worldwide sales in Toronto on The Killer’s Game starring Dave Bautista and Ice Cube as it emerged the action thriller will commence production in December.
Morena Baccarin (Deadpool, Gotham, the upcoming Greenland) and Kris Wu (xXx: Return Of Xander Cage, Valerian) are in discussions to join the two other previously announced leads. The project was previously set up at STXinternational.
D.J. Caruso (xXx: Return Of Xander Cage) will direct from a screenplay by Simon Kinberg (Deadpool, The Martian, currently directing 355) based on the novel by Jay Bonansinga, with current script revisions by Caruso and Peter Landesman.
The Killer’s Game centres on a jaded assassin who orders a hit on himself only to learn his girlfriend is pregnant. With a new lease on life, the hitman and his girlfriend must race across Europe to outrun his would-be killers.
Steve Richards (The Matrix Reloaded, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) and Andrew Lazar (American Sniper, Get Smart) serve as producers.
The Killer’s Game is scheduled to start principal photography on December 2 in the Dominican Republic and Miami. It is understood the producers want a minimum North American release commitment of 1,500 screens.