Michael B. Jordan & Ryan Coogler’s Next Collaborative Film Sparks Bidding War Between Sony, Warner Bros. & Universal
Reports state that the movie professionals are currently at the center of a bidding war between three major production studios over the rights to their forthcoming project.
Reportedly, the unnamed movie is a thriller that actor Michael B. Jordan and filmmaker Ryan Coogler have been working on closely together. The two have a history of creating movie magic, so it’s no wonder production conglomerates Sony Pictures, Warner Bros., and Universal are all reportedly eager to get their hands on the project. Jordan and Coogler have maintained a lucrative partnership since their critically acclaimed movie “Fruitvale Station” was released back in 2013.
Since, the two have continued their collaborations joining forces for the “Creed” and “Black Panther” franchises with Jordan as the star and Coogler as the writer/director. In case you’re unfamiliar with the movies, Jordan stars as Adonis Creed in a spin-off series of the iconic “Rocky” franchise movies that, to date, have produced 3 installments. Collectively the boxing movies, released in 2015, 2018, and 2023, have accumulated a little over $600 million in the global box office.
The 36-year-old has also starred as the lovable antagonist in Marvel’s “The Black Panther” series. Making his debut in the 2018 film as Killmonger, Jordan and the late Chadwick Boseman, who shined as the movie’s protagonist T’Challa, were praised for their performances. In total, the movie grossed $1.382 billion worldwide and became the highest-grossing solo superhero film of all time. With a track record like this, it seems only fitting that studios are warring to have the next project from Jordan and Coogler.
At this time, not many details have been shared about the movie. Reports do note, however, that the film is a period piece, and rumors are swirling that vampires are the subject. The latter part of that has yet to be confirmed, however. In terms of budget, it’s rumored that the production studios are allegedly in talks to shell out around $90 million for funding. Additionally, could allegedly Coogler could allegedly receive a co-ownership IP deal, meaning the film could ultimately turn into several installments. Negotiations for the project will reportedly conclude in the near future.
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