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 Unforgettablethat 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.
Jaume Collet-Serra may have found the Adam’s apple of his eye…
The 45-year-old Spanish film director and producer is in negotiations to direct Black Adam, Warner Bros. and New Line’s spinoff of their DC Comics hit Shazam!.
Adam Sztykielwrote the latest draft of the film, which will star Dwayne Johnson.
Collet-Serra and Johnson just finished collaborating on Disney’s Jungle Cruise, so they look to be sailing off together again on another tentpole project.
Collet-Serra’s past credits include the Liam Neesonthrillers Non-Stop, Run All Nightand The Commuter.
He also helmed the Blake Livelyfilm The Shallows.
Black Adam is Shazam’s arch-nemesis and a complex antihero with a rich history of his own. Johnson was to play the character in the first movie before in the parties decided he warranted his own pic, and he came aboard in January 2017.
Shazam! was a hit when it bowed in April, grossing $362.7 million worldwide, with a sequel already in the works.