Just last week it was reported that Warner Bros. was in development on a spy thriller tentatively titled Jett Day. Now, the film may have found its director.
According to Collider, David Mackenzie who directed the critically acclaimed Hell or High Water has begun talks to helm the upcoming film. Once signed on the search for the lead of Jett Day and his
The film is expected to follow follows a black ops agent on a mission to prevent a newly-discovered diamond mine from falling into Russian hands.
Ozark creator and The Accountant writer Bill Dubuque penned the film. Dubuque, Jon Berg, and Mark Williams will produce the film. Once Mackenzie signs on the search for the lead of Jett Day and his Uncle Brendan, the man who raised Jett and introduced him into the world of espionage. According to That Hashtag Show, the studio is hoping for a Chris Hemsworth-type for the role of Day and a Brad Pitt-type for Brendan. The studio has high hopes for this to the next big action franchise in the same vein as the Bourne and Mission Impossible films.
Coincidentally, Mackenzie was previously rumored to be on the shortlist of directors for the next Bond film until Danny Boyle (who departed due to story reason) and later Cary Fukunaga (Beasts of No Nation) signed on.