Date: 22nd February 2022
Following their collaborations on "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" and "Iron Man 3", actor Robert Downey Jr and writer/director Shane Black are looking to re-team again.
Downey and Black are teaming up on a new film for Amazon Studios based on the character Parker, created by author Donald E. Westlake. Black is co-writing the screenplay with Anthony Bagarozzi ("The Nice Guys") and Chuck Mondry ("The Cold Warrior").
The character of Parker first appeared in the 1962 novel "The Hunter", where he's introduced as a professional thief who's left for dead by a past associate and spends the rest of the novel trying to track down his former accomplice. The book was adapted to film twice before, in 1967's "Point Blank" starring Lee Marvin and in 1999's "Payback" starring Mel Gibson. Most recently, Jason Statham played the character in the 2013 film "Parker".
Since his character’s demise in “Avengers: Endgame,” Downey has largely laid low, with 2020’s “Dolittle” serving as his only onscreen role since departing the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He also produces the HBO series “Perry Mason” through his Team Downey banner.
Source: Press Release