Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors Anthony and Joe Russo have lined up a new film project at Sony Pictures. It will be a big screen adaptation of Mark Greaney's 2009 novel The Gray Man. This book is the first of a four-part book series, and the studio has optioned the rights to those as well. The remaining three books are Dead Eye, Ballistic, and On Target. Here's a description of the story:
Court Gentry is known as The Gray Man - a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible, and then fading away. And he always hits his target. But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world. And in their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness.
Now, he is going to prove that for him, there's no gray area between killing for a living-and killing to stay alive.
Producer Joe Roth had this to say in a statement:
“We think this could be the next ‘Bourne Identity’ movie series. The Russo brothers are the most dynamic filmmakers working today."
Joe Russo added:
"We found the material to be very compelling and ultra realistic and has a great character at the heart of it. We are most interested in stories that are entrenched in the most modern elements that go on today and we think this book does an amazing job at explaining that.”
I absolutely loved what the Russo brothers did with The Winter Soldier. That movie was insanely good! These guys are going to makes some amazing films in their career, and this project they will be working on sounds like it could be awesome, especially with these two directors at the helm.
The Russos are still attached to direct Captain America 3, targeting a May 6th, 2016 release.