Warner Bros Lands Upcoming Action Murder Mystery ‘The Executioner’ Starring Jason Momoa

According to the reports, there was a fairly intense bidding war in Hollywood recently for Jason Momoa’s upcoming murder mystery film, The Executioner.

We don’t know how high the bidding war got, but we are hearing that Warner Bros won the project by offering a lucrative deal.

The script for the film was written by Kaz and Ryan Firpo, the writing duo behind Eternals, the 2021 superhero film starring Kumail Nanjiani, Gemma Chan, Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek.

Not much is known about The Executioner, but it’s being described as a “fun action murder mystery” that is in the spirit of Knives Out meets The Lord of the Rings, which sounds pretty silly, but that’s Hollywood for you.

No director has been attached yet, but we’re assuming that will be the next step for the studio. And then they’ll likely build out the cast around Momoa.

Murder mystery films are hot right now, thanks in large part to the success of Knives Out. Hollywood is trying to ride the wave before it washes out.