EXCLUSIVE: After blowing audiences away with his hit Extraction films at Netflix, director Sam Hargrave has found his next high-octane action vehicle. Sources tell Deadline he is set to direct an adaptation of Kill Them All for Paramount Pictures. Based on the popular graphic novel by Kyle M. Starks, the pic will be produced by Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec on behalf of Saw Mill, with James Coyne adapting the script.
The graphic novel follows an elite female assassin who finds out she is going to be “terminated” by the criminal syndicate she’s been loyal to and decides to take them out first. Joining forces with a hard-drinking ex-cop, she embarks on a relentless, action-packed assault through the 15 floors of the syndicate’s headquarters. Her ultimate target: the Boss, with whom she has a complicated past.
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Oni Press is serving as an executive producer, with Starks stepping in as an associate producer.
Since making his directing debut with Extraction, which premiered during the pandemic in 2020, Hargrave has become one of the more in-demand directors in town, especially when it comes to the action genre. His visceral, one-take action sequences have made him stand out among his peers, and audiences clearly were impressed too: Extraction 2 premiered this summer to record numbers for the streamer.
The film immediately became the No. 1 movie on Netflix in 90 countries upon its debut, with its predecessor rising back to the top of the list at No. 2. They held the top two positions for two weeks in a row.
Hargrave next is set to direct and executive produce the pilot episode of Apple TV+ drama series The Last Frontier, starring Jason Clarke and created by Jon Bokenkamp and Richard D’Ovidio.
Coyne is working on Highlander for Lionsgate. He is repped by Coyne is repped by Gersh, Kaplan/Perrone and Felker Tozcek.
Hargrave is repped by WME and Goodman Genow Schenkman. Starks also is with WME.
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