Patrick Hughes, director of the hit action comedy franchise The Hitman’s Bodyguard, is preparing his next feature film project at Lionsgate.
As reported by Variety.com, Hughes will write and direct an action film War Machine, which takes on a deadly force from beyond this world.
Announced by Erin Westerman, Lionsgate President of Production, the project will be produced by Rich Cooke of Range Media Partners and Hughes’ own label, Film.
“Patrick is one of the best action directors working today, but what sets his films apart are his characters,” Westerman said Tuesday. He came to us with a wildly original idea and we are delighted to share it with Patrick.
Hitman’s Bodyguard and its sequel The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard were released by Lionsgate in 2017 and 2021 respectively.
Combined, the films have grossed approximately $ 250 million worldwide.
The films starred Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, and later Salma Hayek.
Hughes’ past credits include The Expendables 3. His next project is The Man from Toronto, starring Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson.
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