Variety is reporting that Netflix has just acquired the new feature film Quartermaster with Iron Man 3 screenwriter Drew Pearce set to write as well as direct. Apparently they liked his pitch so much they bought the rights on the spot.
Plot details for the film are unknown right now, other than the fact that it is a high-concept thriller. Marc Platt, who had previously worked with Pearce on his directorial debut, Hotel Artemis, will produce along with Adam Sieg. Hotel Artemis was a pretty entertaining film, especially for watching on a plane, but really I doubt I would revisit it anytime soon. If it had come out before John Wick it may have left a bigger impression on people. But since it came out afterwards it just felt like they took one cool aspect of John Wick (The Continental, which is getting it’s own show) and put their own spin on it. Honestly, if I was in Hollywood, I would have done the same thing.
Pearce made it big as the screenwriter for Iron Man 3, and has become a go-to screenwriter for massive action tent-poles like Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation and the upcoming Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw, which he co-wrote with Chris Morgan. But we’ve seen this happen before with writers moving up to behind the camera before with mixed results. I’m looking at you Simon Kinberg. But I think Pearce has some good ideas in him so we’ll see what happens next.
What do you guys think about this news? Did any of you enjoy Hotel Artemis? Looking forward to his next project?