Julius Avery to Direct Sylvester Stallone in Superhero Thriller Samaritan

Julius Avery to direct Sylvester Stallone in superhero thriller Samaritan

With the (supposedly) final Rambo now in theaters Sylvester Stallone has lined up his next gig — the superhero thriller Samaritan, which will be helmed by Overlord director Julius Avery. The film will begin production next year.

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According to Deadline, “the thriller centers on young boy who is out to discover if a mythic superhero, who vanished 20 years earlier following a tragic event, is still alive.”

“Sly is a hero of mine, I’m incredibly thrilled to be working with such an iconic actor on this very special project with Balboa Productions and MGM,” Avery said.

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Avery will direct from a script by Escape Room writer Bragi F. Schut, while Stallown and Braden Aftergood will produce via Balboa Productions.

Stallone can currently be seen in Rambo: Last Blood, now in theaters.