Have you had enough of Chris Pratt yet? No? Well, in that case, here’s some exciting news! Sources say Pratt is in final talks for Universal’s upcoming adventure flick Cowboy Ninja Viking! Based on the title alone, this sounds like the perfect film for him. After The Lego Movie and Guardians of the Galaxy, I have to say, I can’t wait to Pratt once again lend his talents to the big screen!
Actually, Cowboy Ninja Viking is going to be based on a graphic novel series of the same name, created by A.J. Liebermann and Riley Rossmo. The series focuses on a man with multiple personality disorder, recruited by the government to be turned into a super soldier. As the title indicates, the guy’s three personalities are those of a cowboy, a ninja, and a viking.
It seems Pratt had been holding out on cementing his commitment to the project until it wrangled the right director.
As of today, it seems they have arrived!
Variety reports that John Wick directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski are in early talks to helm the project. Until recently Leitch and Stahelski were prolific second-unit directors, but since the unexpected success of John Wick in cinemas, their talents have put them in high demand.
As Chris Pratt is in such high demand, the studio has decided to fast-track the project, before his schedule completely fills up. It is unclear just when Pratt will have the time as it is, since his prior commitment, Magnificent Seven, is slated to begin filming this spring, and Guardians of the Galaxy 2 has its release set for 2017.
If you’re jonesing for your fix of Pratt, you can always catch him on NBC, as the final season of Parks & Recreation wraps up, and you can look forward to Jurassic World this summer.
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