Actor Glen Powell and writer-producer Chris Morgan are working on sci-fi action-thriller Deputy X for Universal Pictures. 

Chris Morgan, producer of seven of the Fast and Furious films, is teaming up with actor Glen Powell to work on sci-fi action-thriller Deputy X. The film is being produced by Universal Pictures, and Jack Paglen will write the screenplay.

Paglen’s credits include writing the Johnny Depp-starring Transcendence and franchise blockbuster Alien: Covenant. It sounds like his franchise-writing experience will come in handy, as The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Deputy X is intended to kickstart a high-concept series of films.

Details on the film are scarce, but it has been compared to Arnold Schwarzenegger classic The Running Man, as well as Logan’s Run. Bold comparisons for a movie this early in development.

Glen Powell will produce as well as star in the film. His acting credits include Hidden Figures and the upcoming legacy sequel Top Gun: Maverick. Producer Chris Morgan has a long-standing relationship with Universal Pictures, having produced several Fast and Furious films starting with third instalment Tokyo Drift. That particular one may not be so popular, but he has also worked on Furious 7 and spin-off Hobbs And Shaw. Morgan’s other producing credits include Netflix’s Birdbox. 

We’ll bring you more news on Deputy X as we hear it.

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