Universal announced on Thursday that “Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk will star and produce in a new summer thriller called “Nobody,” which is being written by “John Wick” creator Derek Kolstad and will be released on August 14, 2020.
Odenkirk plays Hutch Mansell, a suburban dad, overlooked husband, and all-around nobody. But Hutch has a long-surpressed rage that explodes after two thieves break into his house, propelling him on a brutal path that will uncover dark secrets he fought to leave behind.
Ilya Naishuller (“Hardcore Henry”) will direct the film, with Odenkirk producing through Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment with Marc Provissiero. “John Wick” co-director David Leitch is also producing with Kelly McCormick through 87North, along with Braden Aftergood for his Eighty Two films.
“Nobody” joins a Universal summer 2020 slate that is headlined by “Fast & Furious 9” on Memorial Day weekend and also includes a “Candyman” remake from Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peele, Illumination’s “Minions: The Rise of Gru,” an untitled comedy from Judd Apatow and Pete Davidson, and Blumhouse’s next installment in “The Purge” series. The film will be released the same weekend as Disney’s adaptation of the children’s novel “The One and Only Ivan” and Sony’s sequel to the horror film “Escape Room.”
Odenkirk is repped by WME and Ziffren Brittenham. Kolstad is repped by Circle of Confusion and Behr Abramson Levy. Naishuller is repped by WME and IV Management.
All 44 Stephen King Movies, Ranked Worst to Best (Photos)
Where does “Doctor Sleep” place among the many big-screen adaptations of the horror master’s work?
Stephen King isn't just an author by this point: He's an institution, a legacy of classic horror stories that capture our imaginations, fuel our nightmares, and speak -- when he's at his best -- to our shared experiences as flawed, emotional beings. The best King stories scare so many of us that we all feel connected, and even the worst are usually pretty fun.
King's books and short stories quickly became hit movies, many of them celebrated in their time, and some flopped so hard that hardly anybody remembers them. Cataloguing every adaptation might be a fool's errand, so we made some tough choices and decided to focus only on his theatrical releases.
And even then, there are so many King adaptations that it gets tricky. The sequels to King's work rarely have anything to do with the source material, so they're all disqualified (even though some, like Larry Cohen's prescient anti-fascist monster drama "A Return to Salem's Lot," are genuinely interesting). We also cut King some slack and removed "The Lawnmower Man" from our watch list, since he fought to have his own name removed from the film and won.
(There are also some adaptations that are simply difficult to find in America, like the Indian adaptions of "Misery" and "Quitter's, Inc." -- "Julie Ganapathi" and "No Smoking" -- but we tried. We promise we tried.)
Even with all those caveats we felt one particular film deserved a quasi-official, honorable mention. Before we rank into every theatrically-released Stephen King adaptation let's give out one honorable mention...
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