He may have been let go by Disney/Marvel but it looks like Sony is sticking by James Gunn with the upcoming release of an untitled mystery horror project from their Screen Gems division. Confirmed by Screen Rant today (we double confirmed), the film is currently dated for release on November 30.
At this time we can’t be sure exactly what this project is, but it would seem to be the film Gunn was planning on announcing at San Diego Comic Con back in July. Gunn had tweeted the tease of a mystery project on July 17 (below), but the subsequent resurfacing of old tweets and firing by Disney prompted Gunn to pull out of SDCC… and the announcement was never made.
Seemingly related, we learned earlier this year that Gunn was producing an untitled horror film to be directed by David Yarovesky (The Hive), which *could* be the very same project he was set to reveal at SDCC as well as the one that’s coming out in November. That film has Elizabeth Banks (Slither) attached to star, with the script penned by Brian and Mark Gunn.
James Gunn had announced six months ago, “About a year ago my brother Brian, my cousin Mark, director David Yarovesky, producer Simon Hatt and I started coming up with an idea for a horror film that excited me in a way nothing outside of Guardians has in years – it was personal, and different, and perfectly suited for our times. And, yes, terrifying.”
Of course, it’s entirely possible that we’re dealing with two different projects here. From what we gather, the November 30 film was produced by Gunn, not directed by him.
More as we learn it.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) July 17, 2018