Jon Watts to Direct Michael B. Jordan’s “Methuselah”

Last month, it was announced that Michael B. Jordan will star in and produce Warner Bros.’ Methuselah.

Deadline now reports that the studio is in early negotiations with Spider-Man director Jon Watts to helm the movie about the man who lived to be 969 years old.

Jordan will produce via his Outlier Society banner alongside Heyday’s David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford.

The project has been in development for quite a while now and over the years stars like Will Smith and Tom Cruise have been attached to it. Should Watts join, he will direct from a script penned by Tony Gilroy. The first draft was written back in 2014 by Zach Dean. According to sources, the scripts focused on Methuselah’s survival skills.

Jordan’s credits include Fruitvale Station and two Rocky sequels. He is best-known for his role as the antagonist Erik Killmonger in the blockbuster hit Black Panther.