After their collaborative global success on Sony’s $ 1.76 billion revenue Jumanji films, director Jake Kasdan is getting back to business with Dwayne Johnson and his Seven Bucks Productions for a holiday movie with Amazon Studios, previously titled Red.
Deadline told you in June about Johnson’s dedication to the project, which Amazon won in a bidding war. The studio is developing the feature film from an original story by Hiram Garcia, president of production at Seven Bucks Productions.
The film is presented as a four-part action-adventure comedy, imagining a whole new world in the vacation genre. The hope here is that this concept will spread beyond a tent movie, across several industries and companies in the fold of Amazon. The photo aims to shoot in 2022 with a 2023 holiday release.
Kasdan will also produce the film for his production company, The Detective Agency, alongside Melvin Mar and co-producer Sky Salem Robinson. by Kasdan Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle made over $ 962 million WW while the sequel, Jumanji: the next level grossed over $ 800 million WW.
Kasdan previously directed and produced the comedy feature films Walk hard and Bad teacher, which he also produced by the executive. On the TV side, Kasdan and Mar’s credits include New girl for Renard, Freshly landed for ABC, and the new Doogie Kamealoha, MD for Disney +.
Hiram Garcia, Johnson and Dany Garcia will produce for Seven Bucks Productions. Chris Morgan will write the screenplay and produce for Chris Morgan Productions. Morgan has often collaborated with Seven Bucks, including Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw, Fate of the Furious, Furious 7, Fast & Furious 6, and Fast Five. In all, Morgan is the author of seven episodes of the franchise, his association starting with the third film, Tokyo drift.
Johnson, the Garcias, Seven Bucks Productions and Mar are represented by WME. Kasdan is represented by WME and Sloss Eckhouse Dasti Haynes LawCo. Morgan is represented by ICM and McKuin Frankel Whitehead.
The next step for Johnson and Seven Bucks is the Netflix feature Red Notice starring actor Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds which hits select theaters on November 5 and airs November 12.