Newswire: Sylvester Stallone to put on his “aging ex-con” fedora for Jim Mickle’s next thriller

The gifted genre director Jim Mickle is taking a break from creating under-seen Joe R. Lansdale adaptations for film and TV to make a thriller with Sylvester Stallone, reports Deadline. The currently untitled project, written by one Daniel Casey and formerly called Godforsaken, will star Stallone as an aging ex-con out to “avenge a son he hardly knew.” Few details are available about the project, though it will presumably get made before The Esperanza Fire, Mickle’s stalled project about a 2006 California wildfire that killed five firefighters and was subsequently discovered to be the work of a serial arsonist.

Mickle started in horror, attracting attention for his Days Of Heaveninfluenced vampire film Stake Land and his better-than-the-original remake We Are What We Are, but has since shifted his attention to crime and pulp. And given his affection for weathered textures and all things that smack of ‘70s Hollywood …

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