Collider is reporting that Drew Goddard’s next gig will be adapting graphic novel Sabrina for the big screen and could possibly also direct. The project is at New Regency, yet, it’s not mentioned when it could begin filming as he’ll need time to write the script before that is all ironed out.
Drew Goddard is set to adapt Nick Drnaso’s graphic novel Sabrina with an eye toward directing the project for New Regency and RT Features, Collider has learned.
New Regency will finance the project, which Goddard will produce along with RT’s Rodrigo Teixeira and New Regency’s Arnon Milchan.
The film follows a man whose girlfriend, Sabrina, goes missing, prompting him to live with his old friend — an Air Force surveillance expert agent who is dealing with a failed marriage. After a grisly videotape is anonymously sent to news outlets, Sabrina’s disappearance goes viral. As the 24-hour news cycle and social media take hold of the story, the two men are targeted by vitriolic conspiracy theorists that threaten their sense of the truth and their faith in each other.
Goddard was most recently attached by 20th Century Fox to write and direct their X-Men movie X-Force, that would have starred Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, and Zazie Beetz. The fate of the movie is a little unknown at the moment, but with David Leitch set to direct Undying Love later this year, it sounds like Deadpool 3 won’t be happening anytime soon.
There is a chance that Drew could be asked by Marvel Studios to fast-track X-Force since it’s not even confirmed if he’ll direct Sabrina, as Sabrina could be simply a writing gig while Marvel Studios figures out scheduling and works out Ryan Reynolds’ new contract. Disney has been clear they want more Deadpool movies and since X-Force was further along than say Deadpool 3, there has been an expectation that Drew’s movie could become the priority at Marvel.