Paramount’s potential franchise starter ‘Infinite’ now has Jason Mantzoukas onboard the ensemble cast. His role is unknown.
Mantzoukas is currently in the Netflix series ‘Big Mouth,’ with its third season premiering October 4th. He was recently in Chad Stahelski’s ‘John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum’ and the third season of FX’s ‘Legion.’ Next, he will lend his voice to the Amazon animated series ‘Invincible,’ premiering in 2020.
He joins Mark Wahlberg (‘All the Money in the World’), Sophie Cookson (‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’), and Dylan O’Brien (‘The Maze Runner’). Rupert Friend (‘At Eternity’s Gate’) is playing Bathurst. Chiwetel Ejiofor (’12 Years a Slave’) will portray the villain.
Moreover, the premise of the novel adaptation of ‘The Reincarnationist Papers’ is below:
“A group of near-immortal men and women who are reincarnated over the centuries and known as ‘the Infinite.’ To defeat an evil mastermind who wants to destroy the planet, the group must rely on a man who suffers from schizophrenia. They will have to learn that all his vivid dreams are actually memories from past lives, in order to defeat the villain.”
Meanwhile, Antoine Fuqua (‘Training Day,’ both ‘The Equalizer’ films) serves as director. The screenplay received revisions from John Lee Hancock (‘The Blind Side,’ ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’). Ian Shorr (‘Trenches,’ CBS’ ‘Training Day’) wrote the previous draft of the script.
Additionally, production designer Chris Seagers (‘Deepwater Horizon,’ ‘Alien: Covenant’) and second unit director Simon Crane (‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,’ ‘Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw’) are part of the crew.
Filming will begin later this month in London, and wrap sometime in December. Also, other potential locations could be Los Angeles and Rome, as those are cities in the book.
‘Infinite’ will release August 7, 2020.