With the success of Logan, director James Mangold more than likely has the pick of the litter as it relates to choosing future movie scripts. Hugh Jackman’s last bow as Wolverine has taken in over $500 million worldwide, and continues to support the long-term potential of the R-rated superhero movie. And it appears that a new novel by Don Winslow will be his next feature. Per Deadline:
James Mangold, coming off the hit Logan, is returning to 20th Century Fox. He’s in talks to develop and direct The Force, the upcoming epic NYPD corrupt cop novel by The Cartel author Don Winslow. The novel was acquired for seven-figures by Fox last fall, before it even had a title. The Force will be published June 20 by Fox’s sister company HarperCollins Publishers’ imprint William Morrow. Scott Free’s Ridley Scott, The Story Factory’s Shane Salerno, and Kevin Walsh are producing. They’ll set a writer quickly and Mangold will develop it with the scribe.
This won’t be the first time Winslow has had his work hit the big screen. Oliver Stone’s 2012 adaptation of Winslow’s Savages, although not necessarily a hit with critics, is indicative of how easily Winslow’s work can transition from page to screen. I have no doubt this will be good.