Idris Elba, David Leitch Team Up for Bang! Film adaptation on Netflix

Idris Elba and director David Leitch team up for Bang!an adaptation of the Dark Horse Entertainment comic for Netflix.

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According to The Hollywood Reporterthe spy thriller will star Elba with Leitch (Bullet train, Deadpool 2) attached to direct the feature. However, no other actors have been named to the cast yet, so information is rather sparse about the upcoming project.

Bang! will be based on the comic of the same name, written by Matt Kindt with art by Wilfredo Torres, with the adaptation written by Kindt and Zak Olkewicz. The series began publication in February 2020, with its fifth and apparently final issue released in late 2020.

The comic centers on a terrorist cult that aims to bring about the apocalypse via a series of novels meant to brainwash their readers. However, one of the world’s best spies is tasked with tracking down and stopping the author and the cult, setting off an incredible journey of mystery and more.

Dark Horse’s Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg will produce the film, with Leitch and Kelly McCormick producing through their 87 North Banner. Idris Elba is also listed as a producer on the film.

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2022 has been pretty busy for Elba, who recently appeared in a post-credits scene for Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunderand who will also take part in the upcoming films Animals and Lutherboth of which are due for release in 2022. Director David Leitch’s latest work is 2022’s Bullet trainwith the director set to work on a film adaptation of the TV series The fall guy with Ryan Reynolds also in the future.

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