With Logan being such a hit – critical acclaim and over $400 million worldwide already – director, James Mangold, is likely feeling as good as he’s ever felt right now, and able to pick pretty much whatever project he likes to approach next. His decision? An adaptation of The Force.
The Force is a novel by Don Winslow, an NYPD epic that follows a corrupt cop caught in the web of his misdeeds that, oddly, isn’t even published yet. Following Winslow’s best-selling novel, The Cartel, 20th Century Fox picked up the rights for his follow up novel before it even had a title. That is trust. The novel will be published on Tuesday, June 20.
Mangold, having also directed the gritty 3:10 To Yuma remake and the personal Johnny Cash biopic, Walk The Line, prior to Logan, seems perfectly suited for the adaptation which Stephen King described as “The Godfather, only with cops”.
Ridley Scott‘s Scott Free productions are a part of the production team and are looking to find a writer swiftly, which shouldn’t be much trouble considering the apparent greatness of the source material.
Mangold’s star looks set to shine brighter than ever.