Actors Ryan Reynolds (“Deadpool”) and Kenneth Branagh (“Oppenheimer”) will star in the new action-adventure film “Mayday.” This project will be another joint venture between Apple Original Films and Skydance Media. The companies previously collaborated on the animated movies “Luck” and “Spellbound.”
“Mayday” will be co-directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley. The same duo behind the Chris Pine-led action-adventure comedy “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves.” The script is based on an original pitch that Goldstein and Daley made to Skydance earlier this year. (Meaning this script was also finished *before* the ongoing WGA strike started.)
Then the film began undergoing development at Skydance. In April, Reynolds began to show interest in starring in the project. That got the ball rolling, and seemingly caused “Mayday” to come under Skydance and Apple’s new first-look partnership deal.
This early into development plot details are being kept under wraps. There is no anticipated start date for production. But it is believed this may be the next thing that Reynolds shoots after “Deadpool 3.”
“Mayday” will be produced by Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Don Granger. Along with writing and directing, Goldstein and Daley will also serve as producers. As well as Reynolds, Ashley Fox, Johnny Pariseau, and Patrick Gooing from Maximum Effort. Carin Sage is overseeing the project for Skydance.
We’ll keep you posted up dates about “Mayday” as they become available.