Last year, Carnahan gave action fans two back-to-back releases. One of them was the video game-inspired “Boss Level”, which /Film’s Hoai-Tran Bui aptly described as “Groundhog Day meets Edge of Tomorrow meets Deadpool”. The film starred frequent Carnahan collaborator Frank Grillo, who also starred in his second 2021 release, “Copshop.” So far, there’s been no sign of Grillo taking part in the “Shadow Force” action, which will feature Kerry Washington (of “Scandal”) and breakout “Lupin” Omar Sy. This marks a few changes for “Shadow Force,” which was first announced in 2020 with Sterling K. Brown alongside Washington and Victoria Mahoney (“Yelling To The Sky”) attached to direct. Now, Washington is staying with a new director and co-star, a team Lionsgate President Nathan Kahane expressed his enthusiasm for in a statement:
“Omar is at the peak of his powers – combined with his global stardom, he is ideal to co-direct this action drama with Kerry, whose talent as an actress and producer knows no bounds. We are thrilled to be working with the the production team of Stephen, Kerry, Sterling and Pilar, who have helmed this story of a family in peril from the start, and with Joe, who will bring a unique and visceral style to the film.”
Indeed, Sy is a top man to watch. He won the César Award for Best Actor in 2011, for his starring role in ‘The Intouchables’ and now stars as the gentleman thief in the Netlix hit ‘Lupin’. He also has an upcoming role in “Jurassic World Dominion” and the Netflix action comedy “The Takedown.” He will no doubt bring that same suave and dangerous energy to “Shadow Force”. Washington will next be seen in the Netflix adaptation of “The School for Good and Evil” and will produce “Shadow Force” alongside Stephen “Dr.” Love, Pilar Savona and Sterling K. Brown. Along with this upcoming movie, Carnahan is also set to produce “Felix,” a horror-thriller starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and a murderous puppet, which has been described as “Super 8.” meets ‘Child’s Play'”.
The release date for “Shadow Force” has yet to be announced.