Fundemental Films is switching gears in its casting for forthcoming action thriller, Hummingbird, according to Deadline’s exclusive on Tuesday. With scheduling conflicts now a factor, X-Men Apocalypse co-star Olivia Munn is replacing actress Zoë Saldana, the latter who is currently filming the first of several more installments of 20th Century Fox’s fantasy action saga, Avatar.
Swedish duo Marcus Kryler and Fredrik Akerström are attached to direct the project from a Black List script by John McClain, telling of a female black-ops assassin whose latest mark forces her to rethink her identity and her purpose. The film was announced last October with a vision and tone keen on echoing thrillers like John Wick and Luc Besson’s 2014 blockbuster, Lucy.
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. Munn’s next appearance will be in Oceans Eight next June.