It’s moderately a disgrace that Richard Linklater’s stellar reminiscence piece Apollo 10½: A House Age Youth appeared to come and cross remaining month with little fanfare, however a pleasant reminder that it’s to be had to observe so long as Netflix remains to be round. In conjunction with a brand new Criterion Channel retrospective, the Austin-based director is again within the highlight as his subsequent mission has been unveiled.
Selection reviews Linklater will direct the motion comedy Hitman, reuniting with Everyone Desires Some!! and Apollo 10½ superstar Glen Powell, who will even co-write the script with the director. Within the refreshing information, this isn’t any other reboot of the videogame collection, however fairly telling the stranger-than-fiction, real-life story of Houston’s Gary Johnson, a workforce investigator on the Harris Nation district lawyer’s place of job who is going undercover as a hitman to catch folks ordering mentioned hit.
In response to Skip Hollandsworth’s 2001 article for Texas Per month mag, Linklater and Powell’s model follows his personality when he “breaks protocol with the intention to assist a determined girl (Adria Arjona) looking to get away an abusive boyfriend.” It indisputably makes for an entertaining set-up that turns out attuned to Linklater’s talents, and there’s indisputably the recognition of a display like Barry can have had one thing to do with the fairway mild.
Manufacturing will kick off this October, because of this a 2023 liberate is within the playing cards. In the meantime, Linklater may be nonetheless growing separate biopics telling the stories of con artist John Brinkley and comic Invoice Hicks.