Jake Gyllenhaal to headline superhero film Prophet
The film will be directed by Extraction-helmer Sam Hargrave
Hollywood actor Jake Gyllenhaal will headline an upcoming superhero movie titled Prophet.
Directed by Extraction-helmer Sam Hargrave, the film is based on writer Rob Liefeld's Image comic book series. Marc Guggenheim has adapted the script to screen.
In the film, Gyllenhaal will play John Prophet, a man conscripted by Germans near the end of World War II and subjected to scientific experiments that gave him superhuman strength. Prophet volenteers for the experiment near the end of World War II in order to feed his family. A bombing buries him alive and traps him underground for 20 years. When he awakens in 1965, the world has moved on and hid daughter resents him. KGF agents are now after him to create super-soldiers from his blood.
Prophet will be produced by Studio 8's Jeff Robinov and John Graham along with Prime Universe Films' Adrian Askarieh, Rob Liefield, and Brooklyn Weaver.
Gyllenhaal last starred in Antoine Fuqua's The Guilty, which released on Netflix earlier this month. He will next star in Michael Bay's crime drama Ambulance. Hargrave made his feature directorial debut with Chris Hemworth-starrer Extraction and is currently working on the sequel.