Following the release of the superhero film, ‘Blue Beatle’, Warner Bros is reportedly developing another project, this time a remake of ‘The Maltese Falcon’, starring Hollywood’s very own Jason Momoa. ‘The Maltese Falcon’ was a film noir released in 1941, which narrated the journey of a private investigator, Sam Spade in discovering the murder of his partner Miles Archer, a man by the name of Floyd Thursby, and a theft of a valuable statuette, that are tied to a lady, Ruth Wonderly, claiming to be looking for her sister. It is later revealed that Ruth Wonderly or Brigid O’Shaughnessy as she claims, had orchestrated it all and the film ends with Sam Spade handing Brigid O’Shaughnessy over to the police. Directed by John Hutson, the 1941 film starred Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor in the roles of Sam Spade and Brigid O’Shaughnessy respectively. Having been produced by Warner Bros, ‘The Maltese Falcon’ was an instant hit upon its premiere and is considered to be a cinematic masterpiece.
In the upcoming remake, Jason Momoa will potentially play the role of detective Sam Spade who gets pulled into a complicated case brought to him by a beautiful yet mystical woman. Being entangled in a dangerous web of crime and curiosity, he soon realizes he must find the bejeweled Maltese falcon, the thing that everyone seems to want. Jason Momoa was previously seen in ‘Fast X’ where he played the role of the antagonist, Dante Reyes. Being a skiller actor, Momoa has starred in a number of films including, ‘Aquaman’ film series, ‘Dune’, ‘Conan the Barbarian’ and ‘Justice League’. His upcoming film, ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ (the second film in the ‘Aquaman’ film series) is set to premiere in December this year.
Dashiell Hammett and ‘The Maltese Falcon’
‘The Maltese Falcon’ was originally a detective novel written by Dashiell Hammett in 1930. Dashiell Hammett was a renowned writer in crime mysteries and has written many detective novels besides ‘The Maltese Falcon’ such as ‘Red Harvest’, ‘The Glass Key’ and ‘The Thin Man’. ‘The Maltese Falcon’ was originally intended as a short story that the author wrote for the pulp magazine titled, Black Mask. Some of the other popular characters by the author include, Nick and Nora Charles and The Continental OP. His short story collection include, ‘Too Many Have Lived’ and ‘A Knife Will Cut for Anybody’ which featured his character from ‘The Maltese Falcon’, detective Sam Spade.
Despite there being no additional updates on the cast and crew, the film is predicted to commence its production soon.