Jaume Collet-Serra is carrying on…
The 48-year-old Spanish film director and producer will direct the Netflix and Amblin action thriller Carry On.
Starring Taron Egerton, the thriller centers on Ethan Kopek, a young TSA agent who gets blackmailed by a mysterious traveler to let a dangerous package slip through security and onto a Christmas Day flight.
TJ Fixman penned the first draft of the screenplay, with Michael Green doing the most recent rewrite. Dylan Clark will produce.
The film marks the first production to come out of the overall deal Amblin signed with Netflix last June.
After doing big-budget tentpoles like Jungle Cruise and the upcoming Black Adam, Collet-Serra wanted to get back to his roots of straight-forward action thrillers like Non Stop and Unforgettable that put him on the map, and he saw Carry On as the perfect opportunity.
The director will be jumping back into developing his franchises next year but wanted to fit this project into his schedule and jumped at it while also having Green, who worked with him on several projects like Jungle Cruise, to give that final polish to script.