A film about the world’s oldest man is about to get a director who is more used to youth.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jon Watts is in talks to direct Michael B Jordan’s Methuselah. Watts is best-known for directing Spider-Man: Homecoming and its sequel Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Jordan, of course, also his own MCU connection as he played Erik Killmonger in 2018’s Black Panther. He was recently announced as the star of Methuselah, which originally was set to star Tom Cruise. It’s been in the works over at Warner Brothers for years. Between Jordan being attached to the project and obtaining a director, it will be some significant steps into making the film.
Jordan will also produce the film through his own company, Outlier Society.
Not much is known about the fantasy project, which follows a man (Jordan) who has stayed alive for hundreds of years.
Methuselah is a religious figure, appearing in the Islamic, Jewish, and Christian traditions. He’s said to have lived until the age of 969, making him the longest lived figure in those traditions. Though how much of a religious tilt the film will have is unknown at this time.
There’s currently no release date for Methuselah.