Deadline reported, Michael B. Jordan is set to star in Warner Bros.’ Methusaleh film.
Jordan’s production company Outlier Society will produce along David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford from Heyday. He is set to play the character who has lived a hundred years without physically aging and has acquired mass knowledge.
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Warner Bros has been trying to get this one up and running for years, with myriad writers and leading men that at one time included Tom Cruise. It’s got a Highlander-like mythology and franchise potential. The idea is for Jordan to play a man who has managed to survive for hundreds of years, without showing the physical signs of age. In that time, he has accumulated vast intellectual knowledge, from multiple languages to the sciences, as well as survival skills. Zach Dean is among the writers who’ve written versions.