Sony has dated an untitled Apple Original Films production starring Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum for July 12. Formerly known as “Project Artemis,” it’s set to screen in premium large formats with Columbia Pictures distributing.
Meanwhile, the George Clooney-Brad Pitt starrer “Wolfs,” also from Apple Original Films, will open Sept. 20 in IMAX and premium large formats. Written and directed by Jon Watts, “Wolfs” follows two lone-wolf fixers assigned to the same job, and co-stars Amy Ryan.
Directed by Greg Berlanti, the former “Project Artemis” project co-stars Jim Rash, Ray Romano, Anna Garcia, Donald Elise Watkins, Noah Robbins, Colin Woodell, Nick Dillenburg and Christian Zuber and Woody Harrelson. Set against the 1960s space race, the currently untitled film is written by Rose Gilroy. Johansson serves as producer under her These Pictures banner, and Jonathan Lia and Keenan Flynn produce alongside Johansson for These Pictures. Sarah Schechter produces for Berlanti Productions. Robert Dohrmann executive produces.
Apple won the “Project Artemis” package, which will now get a new title, in a $100 million deal in 2022. At the time, Chris Evans was starring with Jason Bateman directing. Evans dropped out after schedule changes due to Bateman’s departure, which was reportedly due to creative differences, and filming took place last fall in Atlanta.
“Wolfs” is also written by Watts, who produces with Dianne McGunigle. Clooney produces alongside Grant Heslov through Smokehouse Pictures. Pitt produces alongside Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner for Plan B Entertainment.
“Wolfs” was also the subject of a bidding war, with Apple winning the project over several other studios.