Warrior director Gavin O'Connor grapples The Samurai

Warrior director Gavin O'Connor has wasted no time choosing a follow-up project, as it looks as if he'll direct The Samurai next.

O'Connor has written the spec script with Michael J Wilson ( Ice Age , Shark Tale ), and it was sold to Warner Bros last week.

The film will follow an assassin who goes on the run after escaping from jail in Texas. His journey as a fugitive will see him pick up a mother and child en route, as the chase crosses Costa Rica, Colombia and Paris.

Not one to take things easy, O'Connor has been working on Victory with Warrior co-writer Anthony Tambakis, and the pair are also working on bringing 1961 classic The Hustler to the stage.

While there's currently no news on casting for The Samurai , expect this one to gather pace quickly.

Matt Maytum
Editor, Total Film

I'm the Editor at Total Film magazine, overseeing the running of the mag, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.