Julius Avery (“Overlord”) will direct the feature about a boy searching to see if an old, mythic superhero is still alive after he vanished 20 years earlier following a tragic event. “Samaritan” will begin production early next year.
Bragi F. Schut wrote the screenplay based on an original idea. Stallone will produce the film along with his partner at Balboa Productions Braden Aftergood, making the film the first project for their new company. Schut will also serve as an executive producer.
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MGM is also developing another project with Balboa Productions about the life of the boxer Jack Johnson,