Tom Hanks‘ Greyhound. Will Smith‘s Emancipation. And now, Jake Gyllenhaal‘s Snow Blind joins Apple Studios’ latest “known star-driven action acquisition.” Per Deadline, the tech giant/streaming service just bought Gyllenhaal’s latest project, a thriller based on an acclaimed graphic novel by Ollie Masters and Tyler Jenkins.
Snow Blind will star Gyllenhaal, who also produces. It will be directed by Gustav Möller (The Guilty) in his English-language debut, and written by Patrick Ness (A Monster Calls). While the exact plot of the film adaptation hasn’t been revealed yet, the graphic novel concerns a young boy living in Alaska who discovers his family are members of the Witness Protection Program due to their involvement in a crime — and a man seeking revenge is about to find them all out. Will Gyllenhaal play the family father, or the man out for revenge? Which up-and-coming superstar will play the main role? The project was pitched to studios as Running on Empty meets Gyllenhaal’s own Prisoners — will the film be more than the sum of these parts?
We’ll keep you updated once we know more about Snow Blind.