Despite the recent failure of Fantastic Four, Michael B. Jordan is still in the comic book movie game. According to The Tracking Board (via The Wrap), the actor is in negotiations to star in MGM’s Blood Brothers, a vampire-centric action comedy based on the Dark Horse graphic novel, which itself was based on a screenplay by Etan Cohen. Other writers have worked on the script as well, such as Jurassic World duo Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly. However, the studio is now seeking a new writer and director to create a more grounded version of the adaptation, with the goal to make it tonally similar to the likes of Lethal Weapon and 48 Hours.
This will mark a re-team between Jordan and MGM, after the release of Creed later this year. Described as Men in Black meets Ghostbusters, Blood Brothers is described as a buddy film that focuses on “best friends Nick and Tree, two vampires that have been inseparable party fiends for over a thousand years. Together they’ve smoked opium with Genghis Khan, had orgies in Michelangelo’s studio, and even fronted a death metal band. Now, after centuries together, a mid-life crisis threatens to send them on their separate ways. That is, until, a megalomaniac with an apocalypse fetish threatens to end the human race, forcing the once BFFs to stick together to save the world.” If his deal closes, Jordan will play Tree.
Stay tuned for more news on this project as we have it.