Filmmaker and stunt multi-hyphenate Sam Hargrave will direct potential action vehicle, Stay Frosty, for Warner Bros., following a successful auction bid by the studio. Upcoming The Suicide Squad actor Idris Elba will star in the pic, penned by Tyler Marceca, which is being billed as “big of a John Wick-type character in a throwback to ’80s high action Christmas movies that includeDie HardandLethal Weapon“, according to Deadline.
The film marks the latest addition to Hargrave’s workload after years of earning his stamp of stunt industry approval with numerous screen credits on both sides of the lens, partly including several Marvel Studios titles, as well as the Hunger Games franchise from Lionsgate. He made his directing debut with AGBO-produced Chris Hemsworth headliner, Extraction, which broke Netflix streaming records last year from its Spring launch, and is also in development for a sequel.
After miraculously surviving a bullet to the head, a man has to figure out who wants him dead and why. He needs to stop the assassin while still making it back home in time to spend Christmas with his son.Mike Fleming Jr., Deadline
Hargrave, who is additionally tapped for Combat Control, an MGM military drama suited for Jake Gyllenhaal as of March, will also produce Stay Frosty alongside Elba, and Dark Horse Entertainment’s Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg.