“Oblivion” and “TRON: Legacy” helmer Joseph Kosinski has been hired to direct an adaptation of the graphic novel “Chariot” for AWA Studios and Warner Bros. Pictures.
Dubbed a “synthwave sci-fi thriller” and essentially sounding like one hell of a “Knight Rider” reimagining, the title refers to a Cold War-era secret government project to provide a star agent with a weapon unlike any other in the form of a state-of-the-art sports car.
Said car sank into the ocean decades ago, the agent along with it. Now a petty criminal looking to reform his life has stumbled upon the Chariot and he’s about to find out that the agent’s consciousness is still controlling it.
Julian Meiojas (“Ingobernable,” “Code Black”) penned the script based on the graphic novel by Bryan Edward Hill and Priscilla Petraites. Kosinski and “Stranger Things” duo Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen are producing.
Kosinski has directed two big-budget action films both due for release this year – the Tom Cruise-led “Top Gun: Maverick” in cinemas on November 19th, and the Chris Hemsworth-led Netlix feature “Escape From Spiderhead” which is currently in postproduction.