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Adam Wingard Tapped to Direct Robert Kirkman’s Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Hardcore’

Adam Wingard, hot off the success of Godzilla vs Kong will be directing the adaptation of the comic book series ‘Hardcore.’

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Adam Wingard will direct Hardcore for Universal Pictures. The project is based on an original story written by Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, co-creator of Invincible) and is based on the Skybound/Image comic book series created by Kirkman and Marc Silvestri.

Image Comics official synopsis for Hardcore Vol. 1:

The Hardcore Program can turn anyone—your neighbor, your co-worker, your spouse—into a human drone to get to targets normal soldiers can’t. Agent Drake is the best soldier Hardcore has to offer until he’s stranded in a body with only 72 hours to discover who’s hijacked the Program. But who can he trust when his enemy can change their appearance as easily as you change your shirt?

Wingard will also be co-writing the adaptation alongside Will Simmons. Skybound and Wingard’s Montauk Chair will produce, with Kirkman, David Alpert, Bryan Furst, and Sean Furst producing through Skybound. Wingard will also executive produce.

With Wingard’s massive success in Godzilla vs Kong’s $432 million worldwide run, he has attached himself to the live-action Thundercats film, another monster movie at Warner Bros. and now he’s bringing one of Kirkman’s stories to life. Sky’s the limit for Wingard.

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