The increasingly in-demand filmmaker Adam Wingard has signed on to yet another high-profile project: more here.

It’s no secret that Godzilla vs Kong has done decent business, easing many concerns about the ability of cinemas to work their way back into profitability. The positive commercial response seems to have made its director, Adam Wingard, a popular choice to steward other potential franchise films into being. Wingard is already attached to a remake of the 90s action classic, Face/Off, as well as a big screen version of the 80s cartoon, Thundercats, for Paramount and Warner Bros respectively.

There’s also the small matter of the next instalment in the Legendary Monsterverse franchise to consider too.

Wingard though, has added yet another project to his name, signing on to adapt the comic book Hardcore into a movie. The book itself was created by Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead. The premise of the series is based around an elite team the called ‘the Hardcore Program. They can turn any person into a human drone to get to targets that normal soldiers can’t.

The series’ hero is named ‘Drake, the best soldier Hardcore has to offer. But when he gets stranded in a body with only 72 hours to discover who’s hijacked the Program, he’ll have to pull out all the stops against an enemy who could be literally anyone.’

It certainly sounds interesting, but equally fascinating will be the way in which these multiple projects end up lining up. With Paramount, Warner Bros and Legendary all presumably keen to engage Wingard’s services first, someone will find themselves at the back of the queue, although we’ll have to wait to find out which project that is.

The Hollywood Reporter

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