Jake Gyllenhaal to star in Rob Liefeld’s adaptation of The Prophet – .

Jake Gyllenhaal to star in Rob Liefeld’s adaptation of The Prophet – .

It’s been several years since Studio 8 acquired the rights to The Prophet from Rob Liefeld, but the comic book adaptation is finally moving forward as it has been reported that Jake Gyllenhaal has signed on to star in the film.

Jake Gyllenhaal will play the role of John Prophet, a man who was “enlisted by the Germans towards the end of World War II and subjected to scientific experiments which gave him superhuman strength. » Extraction director Sam Hargrave is also on board to direct Prophet from a screenplay by Marc Guggenheim. ” It’s one of our goals to have been working with Jake and Sam for a while, so we’re very excited to finally be collaborating with them on this unique, action-packed genre film, Studio 8 CEO Jeff Robinov said in a statement. ” I can’t wait to see what they envision to bring this story to life – one that we’re sure will stand out in the comic book world as a powerful, emotionally charged, and visually distinctive film. »

The Prophet The film will see John Prophet volunteering for a Nazi experiment near the end of WWII in order to feed his family. ” After a bombardment buries him alive and traps him underground for 20 years, he wakes up in 1965, where things are not going well for Prophet, Reads the description. ” The world has evolved without him, his daughter is angry with him, and KGB agents are chasing him to create super-soldiers out of his blood.”The character, who has been described as the anti-Captain America, first appeared in Young Blood # 2 in 1992 before becoming his own series.

Jake Gyllenhaal is currently playing in Antoine Fuqua’s movie the guilty, which is now streaming on Netflix. You can check out a review of our own Chris Bumbray here. As for Sam Hargrave, he will direct the Extraction sequel which will see Chris Hemsworth reprise his role as Tyler Rake.


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