Jake Gyllenhaal will play John Prophet

Jake Gyllenhaal was chosen by Studio8 to interpret John Prophet in the upcoming movie Prophet inspired by the comic by Rob Liefeld.

That between Hargrave and Gyllenhaal is a long-awaited collaboration

As reported by Hollywood Reporter director, Sam Hargrave, would be taking care of the development and implementation of the project while Marc Guggenheim, screenwriter of the Arrowverse, will take care of the script of the film.

In the comic John Prophet he is a man victim of some experiments of the Nazi regime during the Second World War, these studies were aimed at giving him extraordinary powers and strength, the Nazis wanted to create super-soldiers that would allow Germany to win the war in progress.

The CEO of Studio8 Jeff Robinov expressed enthusiasm for the development of the film and for the collaboration between Gyllenhaal  e Hargrave

It has been our goal to work with Jake and Sam for a while now, so we’re really excited to finally be able to partner with them on this action-packed, unique genre film. I can’t wait to see what they envision to bring this story to life – a story we’re sure will stand out in the comic world as a powerful, emotionally charged and visually distinctive film.

Studio8 obtained the rights to Prophet In the 2018 but after a long period of silence they are finally coming to light new details on the long-awaited film.

Jake Gyllenhaal will play John Prophet

The film will follow the events of John Prophet that after undergoing Nazi experiments to guarantee income for his family, he remains trapped for 20 years underground due to the explosion of a bomb. Awakened in 1965 he will find himself hunted down by KGB who wants to get his blood for create other super soldiers like him.

In a previous interview Guggenheim he had stated about adapting the comic Rob Liefeld:

“Rob is a really smart and shrewd guy. He recognizes, a bit like me, that every time you take a character from one medium to another, it is very, very difficult and probably not recommended to do a literal translation. You know, there are things that need to change. There are also things that need to change, by virtue of the fact that Rob created this character in the 90s, and here we are in 2020. A lot has happened in the meantime. In reality he is the first to underline it ”.

Source: Tom's Hardware by www.tomshw.it.

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