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“Extraction” director Sam Hargave to helm “Prophet” for Studio 8

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Jake Gyllenhaal will star in “Prophet”, a period comic book adaptation of Rob Liefeldf’s comic book of the same name. “Arrow” alum Marc Guggenheim will write the script for the pic, which Sam Hargrave is directing for Studio 8.

The “Spider-Man : No Way Home” actor will play a man conscripted by Germans near the end of World War II and subjected to scientific experiments that gave him superhuman strength.

Says THR, “In the film, John Prophet volunteers for a German experiment near the end of World War II in order to feed his family. After a bombing buries him alive and traps him underground for 20 years, he reawakens in 1965, where things are not great for Prophet. The world has moved on without him, his daughter resents him, and KGB agents are after him to create super-soldiers from his blood.”

“It’s been a goal of ours to work with Jake and Sam for quite some time, so we’re very excited to finally be collaborating with them on this unique, action-packed genre film,” Studio 8 CEO Jeff Robinov said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to seeing what they envision for bringing this story to life — a story we’re sure will stand out in the comic book world as a powerful, emotionally charged and visually distinctive film.”

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