[Movies] John Pogue to Direct Graphic Novel Adaptation Ciudad Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 09.24.2013
About a mercenary on a rescue mission...
Sierra Pictures has announced that they have tapped John Pogue (The Quiet Ones) to direct Ciudad, which they will finance and produce. The film is based on the upcoming Oni Press graphic novel by Joe and Anthony Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Ande Parks and Fernando Leon. The film is being written by Joe Russo. Production kicks off in spring, with Columbia set as the location.
The film is about a weary mercenary who is hired by a Brazilian drug lord to extract his daughter from one of the world's most dangerous and corrupt cities: Paraguay's Ciudad del Este. The Rock was looking at starring in the film as of last year but is no longer involved.