The movie will mark the directorial debut of JJ Perry, a widely known second unit director and stunt coordinator whose credit embody Quick & Livid 9, The Destiny of the Livid, Bloodshot and the John Wick franchise. As such, Day Shift will likely be a reunion of types, as Chad Stahelski will produce, and Shay Hatten had a hand within the script.
Foxx will play a hard-working, blue-collar dad who simply desires to supply an excellent life for his quick-witted 8-year-old daughter, however his mundane San Fernando Valley pool cleansing job is a entrance for his actual supply of earnings — searching and killing vampires.
The script was written by Tyler Tice, with present revisions by Hatten, who wrote the third and fourth John Wick films in addition to Zack Snyder‘s Army of the Dead, which can debut on Netflix subsequent 12 months. Stahelski and Jason Spitz will produce for 87Eleven Leisure alongside Shaun Redick (Get Out) and Yvette Yates Redick (Malicious) of Unattainable Dream Leisure. Foxx and Datari Turner will function government producers together with Peter Baxter.
It was the Redicks who found the screenplay when newcomer Tice received the highest prize within the Slamdance Writing Competitors and hooked up Perry to direct. They developed the challenge collectively earlier than teaming with Stahelski and Netflix.
“Day Shift is a pulse-pounding thrill experience with motion, hazard and grounded comedy combined with a deep mythology — the important thing elements for the best possible time you may have watching a film. We couldn’t be extra enthusiastic about producing this at Netflix with Jamie Foxx starring,” Shaun Redick stated in an announcement.
“I’ve identified and labored with JJ for a very long time. His distinctive imaginative and prescient of Day Shift makes it such an ideal first directorial challenge for him,” added Stahelski.
The challenge extends Foxx’s relationship with Netflix, as he just lately starred in Mission Energy, and can co-star in and produce the upcoming movie They Cloned Tyrone, in addition to the sequence Dad, Cease Embarrassing Me. Foxx subsequent stars within the Pixar film Soul, which can debut Christmas Day on Disney+. To look at the most recent trailer for that animated movie, click here.