Universal has set a June 12, 2020, release date for Dwayne Johnson’s action-thriller Red Notice. Johnson is re-teaming with his Skyscraper and Central Intelligence writer-director Rawson Marshall Thurber.
The actor plays an Interpol agent tasked with capturing the most wanted art thief in the world. Johnson is expected to get his first $20 million paycheck for the gig.
Universal won a bidding war for the project last month in the wake of the surprise success of Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. The movie has hauled more than $930 million worldwide.
The studio is already developing a sequel to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, with writers Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner in negotiations to pen the script. Jake Kasdan is expected to return to the director’s chair.