According to Daniel Richtman, Jason Statham is up for the title role in a movie adaption of the Warren Ellis comic Gravel.
This thing has been in development hell over at Legendary for a number of years. This wouldn’t be Statham’s first rodeo in helping pull a movie out of development hell. The Meg was trapped for 20 years before making it to the big screen.
Legendary first tried to bring this to the screen in 2009. Deadpool director Tim Miller was attached back in 2012 but no news since then.Statham still has a sequel to The Meg on his dance card, and is heavily rumored to be in the running for the role of Namor: The Sub-Mariner for Marvel. This may, however, simply be an assumption based on Statham’s former life as a pro-diver and swimmer, plus a trained scuba diver with obvious comfort being in and around the water.