Chris Pratt is in negotiations to star in Skydance’s sci-fi project “Ghost Draft” with “Lego Batman’s” Chris McKay attached to the directing.
Pratt’s deal is not done. Plot details of “Ghost Draft,” a live-action project written by Zach Dean, are under wraps. Adam Kolbrenner and David S. Goyer will produce, along with Dana Goldberg, Matt Grimm and Don Granger for Skydance. Skydance plans to start production in the summer.
Skydance finances. David Ellison’s company is best known for the “Mission: Impossible” and “Star Trek” film franchises. His upcoming roster includes “Top Gun: Maverick”, “Terminator: Dark Fate” and “Gemini Man”.
Pratt became a global star after headlining Disney-Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” films as Star-Lord / Peter Quill (also appearing in the company’s “Avengers: Infinity War” last year “) and films” Jurassic World “as dinosaur handler Owen. He also starred in” Passengers “with Jennifer Lawrence, and broke out in the longtime NBC sitcom” Parks and Recreation. “He voices both Emmett Brickowski and Rex Dangervest in “The Lego Movie 2: the Second Part”.
McKay made his directorial debut in “Lego Batman”. He is committed to directing the Netflix comic book adaptation “Reborn” with Sandra Bullock producing.
Pratt is represented by UTA, Rise and Sloane Offer. McKay is replaced by UTA, Rise and Morris Yorn. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.