By: John M Jerva
We finally have some welcoming news for those of you wondering if the action-thriller Boss Level would ever see the light of day. The film from director Joe Carnahan (The A-Team, The Grey) which stars Frank Grillo and Mel Gibson in a wild tale of a former special forces operative who keeps getting killed only to come back and live that same day all over again.
Deadline is reporting that Hulu has struck an eight figure deal to acquire the North American streaming rights and will debut the film in 2021.
Per Deadline: “Hulu has struck an eight-figure deal for U.S. distribution rights to the Joe Carnahan-directed action sci-fi movie Boss Level starring Frank Grillo, Naomi Watts, Mel Gibson, Will Sasso, Ken Jeong, Annabelle Wallis and Michelle Yeoh. The completed film will debut as a Hulu Original in 2021 after the streamer finalized a deal in the low-eight-figure range”.
The official synopsis is as follows: “Captain America and The Grey star Frank Grillo leads the cast as former special forces agent Roy Pulver, who is trapped in a time loop that constantly repeats the day of his murder. Pulver manages to uncover clues about a secret government project that could unlock the mystery behind his death but must find Colonel Ventor (Gibson), the head of the government program, while outrunning assassins determined to keep him from the truth, and save his wife (Watts).”
Grillo also produced the movie along with Carnahan via their War Party Productions banner. The film was completed earlier this year but another deal to release it was never finalized so it has been in limbo until now but there is a light at the end of the tunnel now.
I actually interviewed Witchblade star turned filmmaker Eric Eterabi who has a role in the film for another movie at the time and we talked a little about it. I will be reposting that interview again in the near future.
A trailer leaked online a little while back but I am waiting for the official drop to view the first footage from the film so hopefully with this news, we will get a teaser soon.
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