When last we reported on Midnight Delivery, it was to tell you that the Guillermo del Toro production for Universal would be written by Neil Cross (UK’s MI-5). Now it seems that the project has found a director in Brian Kirk, from HBO’s Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire. The script, based off an idea by del Toro, concerns a man who turns himself into a drug mule in order to save his son’s life.
Kirk recently turned down the opportunity to direct Marvel’s Thor 2, citing “creative and financial sticking points.” Gary Ungar will executive produce for Midnight Delivery with Universal’s VP of Production Scott Bernstein and Director of Development Anikah McLaren overseeing the project. As Variety reports, production plans to start next year as soon as Cross has turned in his latest draft.