The lists of actresses that we don’t know of serving as candidates for upcoming sci-fi thriller, Hummingbird, probably stretches beyond previously reported mentions of Zoe Saldana and Olivia Munn. At any rate, we now have word out of Berlin that noted Resident Evil franchise star, actress Milla Jovovich will lead the film instead with cameras aiming to start rolling this summer.
Swedish duo Marcus Kryler and Fredrik Akerström are attached to direct the project from a Black List script by John McClain, now with a vision and tone keen on echoing thrillers like the Bourne franchise and Luc Besson’s 2014 blockbuster, Lucy. .Hummingbird will center on a female black-ops assassin whose latest mark forces her to rethink her identity and her purpose.
The film was announced in October of 2016 and has since been revised by Jovovich’s husband and noted Resident Evil franchise helmer Paul W.S. Anderson.
Mark Gao and Gregory Ouanhon, whose Fundemental Films are financing the film with Gary Glushon executive producing, will produce with Todd Garner of Broken Road Productions. Jovovich has a few projects coming next to this one which also entails an appearance in Firestorm helmer Alan Yuen’s spy thriller, The Rookies, and in the January 11, 2019 release of Neil Marshall’s Hellboy.
Lionsgate is handling international sales rights with UTA and CAA co-representing domestic according to Deadline.