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Anthony Mackie will star in and produce The Ogun, an action thriller for Netflix.
Mandalay Pictures’ Jason Michael Berman will produce the feature project along with Mackie.
Stuntman-turned-scribe Madison Turner (The Dark Knight Rises is amongst his credits) is penning the script for Ogun, which centers on a man named Xavier Rhodes who brings his teenage daughter to Nigeria to find a cure for the rare genetic condition that he passed on to her. When his daughter is kidnapped, Rhodes goes on a rampage through the criminal underworld to find her before it’s too late, testing his powerful abilities to the limit. The project has been described as being tonally in the vein of John Wick crossed with Dante’s Inferno.
No director is attached.
Ogun continues Netflix’s relationship with Berman and Mackie. The two produced the 2019 sci-fi drama Io, in which Mackie starred alongside with Margaret Qualley.
Berman has produced several original films for Netflix, among them hazing drama Burning Sands and graphic novel adaptation The Last Days of American Crime. He is currently in production on Anthony Mandler’s Surrounded starring Letitia Wright, Jamie Bell and Michael K. Williams.
Turner previously set up his Blacklist script The Liberators at Warner Bros. with Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society and Safehouse Pictures attached to produce. He is currently rewriting an adaptation of the Ed Brubaker comic Kill or Be Killed for John Wick producer Thunder Road. Turner is repped by Grandview and Goodman Genow
Mackie recently wrapped shooting The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the Marvel Studios series in which he reprises his role as Sam Wilson, aka the high-flying Falcon, the popular Marvel character. He is also on post on Outside the Wire, a sci-fi thriller directed by Mikael Hafstrom (1408). He is repped by UTA and Inspire Entertainment.
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