Warner acquires Methuselah for an action-adventure film

Warner Brothers has acquired Methuselah, an action-adventure whose title comes from the biblical story of a man who lived 1,000 years, for James Watkins to write and direct, Variety reported.

David Heyman (the Harry Potter films) will produce through his Warner-based Heyday banner.

The film's protagonist ages at a very slow rate and has used all the extra time to develop an incredible set of survival skills.

Watkins made his directing debut on the genre film Eden Lake, which he wrote.

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