PROPHET: EXTRACTION Helmer Sam Hargrave Set to Direct Jake Gyllenhaal in the Live Action Adaptation of the Image Comic!

By: John M Jerva

Well it looks like stunt master turned filmmaker Sam Hargrave has his next gig lined up after he directs the sequel to Extraction. The Hollywood Reporter is bringing word that Hargrave will helm a live action adaptation of the Image Comic Prophet with Jake Gyllenhaal set to star and bring the property to life on the big screen.

L to R: Jake Gyllenhaal, Prophet, Director Sam Hargrave

Per THR: Gyllenhaal will star as John Prophet, a man conscripted by Germans near the end of World War II and subjected to scientific experiments that gave him superhuman strength. Hargrave will direct the film, which is based on Rob Liefeld’s comic books. Marc Guggenheim, the scribe known for his work on The CW’s Arrowverse TV shows, is penning the script.

In the film, John Prophet volunteers for a German experiment near the end of World War II in order to feed his family. After a bombing buries him alive and traps him underground for 20 years, he reawakens in 1965, where things are not great for Prophet. The world has moved on without him, his daughter resents him, and KGB agents are after him to create super-soldiers from his blood.

Gyllenhaal is no stranger to comic book movies having co-starred in Spider-Man: Far From Home as Myserio. Hargrave is also known in comic book movies having bled and sweated as the stunt double for Chris Evans in films like Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Avengers: Endgame.

“It’s been a goal of ours to work with Jake and Sam for quite some time, so we’re very excited to finally be collaborating with them on this unique, action-packed genre film,” Studio 8 CEO Jeff Robinov said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to seeing what they envision for bringing this story to life — a story we’re sure will stand out in the comic book world as a powerful, emotionally charged and visually distinctive film.”

Robinov is set to produce along with Studio 8’s John Graham as well as Prime Universe Films’ Adrian Askarieh, Liefield and Brooklyn Weaver.

With Hargrave helming, you can bet the action sequences will be top dollar and hopefully there will be practical stunts as well. Hargrave’s directorial debut in Extraction with Chris Hemsworth was one of the best action films of 2020…hands down.

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