“The Birth of a Nation” isn’t out for a few more months, but writer/director/co-producer/star Nate Parker’s next project is already lined up. Legendary has acquired an idea for an original feature film from Parker, reports Deadline; though it’s currently untitled and no plot details are being released, the new film is said to revolve around “creating a world.” He will once again write, direct and produce.
Parker set a Sundance record when his “Birth of a Nation” was acquired at the festival for $17.5 million by Fox Searchlight. In addition, his based-on-fact slavery drama won the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize in the U.S. Dramatic Competition.
Legendary is also developing “The Big Short” writer/director Adam McKay’s “Bad Blood,” a dissection of the Theranos ordeal starring Jennifer Lawrence, and is also hoping to make a live-action Pokemon film. “The Birth of a Nation” is being released on October 7.