As Michael B. Jordan recovers from the box-office bomb that was Fantastic Four, he is looking to jump on board another big screen adaptation of a comic book. MGM is developing a film based on the vampire comedy comic Blood Brothers, and according to the Tracking Board, Jordan is in talks to star in it.
The comic comes from writers by Mike Gagerman and Andrew Waller with art by Evan Shaner, it's officially described as follows:
“After a century of friendship, smoking opium with Genghis Khan and having orgies in Michelangelo’s studio, two inseparable vampire buddies are on the verge of splitting up. Terrible timing, as an apocalypse-obsessed villain is plotting an end to humanity. Looks like Nick and Tree, immortal best buds getting by as bail bondsmen, are humanity’s last hope . . . Can they put their baggage aside long enough to save the world?”
The first script for the film was written by Etan Cohen, who is behind movies such as Men in Black 3 and Tropic Thunder. Another draft was done by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, who worked on Jurassic World.
According to the report, the studio is eager to have a new script completed by a new writer and director, and they hope to have a more grounded take on the series that is in the same vein as Lethal Weapon and 48 Hours.
I've never read the comic, but it sounds like it has the potential to be a solid film. The next film you'll see Jordan in is the Rocky spin-off Creed, which looks incredibly good.