Actor Dwayne Johnson is reuniting with his Jumanji director Jake Kasdan for ‘Red One’, the unique Christmas-themed feature project set up at Amazon.
As per The Hollywood Reporter, Kasdan will direct the project and will also serve as one of the producers.
Johnson, who is Seven Bucks’ president created the original story that is being translated into a script by Chris Morgan, who previously worked with Johnson on four Fast and Furious movies as well as the Johnson-led 2019 spinoff ‘Hobbs & Shaw’. Morgan is also producing.
Johnson’s role in the film hasn’t been revealed yet, but the outlet reported that he could star as Santa Claus in the holiday movie.
Kasdan is producing via his banner ‘The Detective Agency’ along with Melvin Mar. Sky Salem Robinson is co-producing.
Kasdan and Johnson worked together on Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Jumanji: The Next Level, blockbusters that grossed over USD 1.7 billion worldwide.
Amazon picked up the project in June. Details are being kept under wraps but ‘Red One’, which is a tentative title, is described by Amazon as “a globe-trotting, four-quadrant action-adventure comedy, imagining a whole new universe to explore within the holiday genre.”
The film is slated to go on floors in 2022 with a 2023 holiday release.
Although ‘Red One’ won’t land on Amazon Prime until at least 2023. The actor has a handful of other projects premiering soon, including the Netflix action-comedy ‘Red Notice’, which Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds in pivotal roles. ‘Red Notice’ will debut on the streamer on November 5.
Johnson is also starring in two films coming out next year: the animated movie DC League of Super-Pets, in which he voices Krypto and Black Adam’, in which he plays the titular character.