It appears to be becoming a race to see who can get the next Chris Pratt genre movie off first.
Variety is reporting that Universal Pictures is fast-tracking their adaptation of the comic series Cowboy Ninja Viking before Chris Pratt, who agreed to star in the film several months ago, gets too busy to do the film. For this, they've approached John Wick directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski after the duo got a "stamp of approval" from Pratt.
In the original comics, Cowboy Ninja Viking concerns a man with multiple personality order whose unique condition is weaponized by the U.S. government so that his various personalities have the skills and abilities of archetypal warriors such as cowboys, ninjas and vikings.
Pratt first tweeted his involvement in the adaptation back in November, well into his success with Guardians of the Galaxy, but with the upcoming release of Jurassic World, his involvement in the Magnificent Seven remake and his rumored role in a Indiana Jones reboot, Universal is looking to seize the moment before Pratt's schedule becomes more packed and pricey.
Variety said that Pratt was waiting on "fully committing" to Cowboy Ninja Viking until the project found a director he approved of.