The story, I hear, is in the spirit of the Geena Davis-Samuel L. Jackson 1996 cult action femme pic Long Kiss Goodnight, which followed an amnesiatic schoolteacher who sets out on a journey to find out who she is with the help of a private detective until they uncover a dark conspiracy.
Wood grew up in Yarm, a quiet town in North East England, and is a former BBC broadcast journalist. Her sci-fi script Envoy, which we first told you about, sold to Amy Pascal’s Pascal Pictures in 2017, with her sci-fi pitch Genus, which we also first reported, sold to Pascal Pictures in a competitive bidding situation the following year. Skydance Media bought Wood’s action short story and pitch Diplomatic Courier in the spring of 2019.
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Wood’s first feature as director was the contained thriller Zero, which is currently set up with Thunder Road. Her first short film, Home, stars Maggie Gyllenhaal and was produced by Oscar-nominated producer Dana Brunetti.
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Leitch, the director of Deadpool 2, Atomic Blonde and Hobbs & Shaw, is set to direct Sony’s Bullet Train starring Brad Pitt. Bullet Train is based on the Japanese novel Maria Beetle by Kotaro Isaka and follows five assassins who find themselves on a fast-moving bullet train from Tokyo to Morioka with only a few stops in between. As a director, and producer of the John Wick franchise, Leitch’s global box office credits have racked up over $2.2 billion.
McCormick is producing Bullet Train, and produced Atomic Blonde and Bob Odenkirk’s upcoming action thriller Nobody at Universal.
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