Sam Hargrave to direct Kill Them All adaptation
'Extraction' filmmaker Sam Hargrave is attached to direct an adaptation of the graphic novel 'Kill Them All' for Paramount Pictures.
Sam Hargrave is to direct 'Kill Them All'.
The 'Extraction' filmmaker is set to helm an adaptation of the graphic novel by Kyle M. Starks for Paramount Pictures.
'Kill Them All' tells the story of an elite female assassin who discovers that she is going to be "terminated" by the criminal syndicate she has been loyal to and decides that she will take them out first.
She joins forces with a hard-drinking former cop and sets off on a relentless assault through the 15 floors of the syndicate's headquarters to find her ultimate target: the Boss – whom she has a complex relationship with.
The movie is being produced by Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec for Saw Mill with James Coyne set to adapt the script.
Hargrave has been a sought-after director since making his debut behind the camera with 'Extraction' – a flick that premiered on Netflix at the height of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.
The film, which was followed by the sequel 'Extraction 2' last year, features Chris Hemsworth as the mercenary Tyler Rake and Hargrave loves the way the 'Thor' star emulates Jackie Chan because he isn't concerned about looking vulnerable in fight scenes.
He told Collider: "I think that's one thing that makes Tyler Rake so great, and a lot of that, for me, comes from loving Jackie Chan movies so much growing up.
"And what I think he did that separated him from the Bruce Lee’s and Jet Li’s is, he wasn't the martial arts expert.
"The viewing pleasure was kind of voyeuristic, you're living out your fantasies of being untouchable, and you were like, 'How is he going to dismantle these people?'
"Like Steven Seagal, he doesn't get touched. How is he going to dismantle all these people? And that's part of the fun.
"What made Jackie Chan so exciting was he always put people who, whether they were actually in real life or not, better fighters around him, and he would have his character get beaten up."