Besides Emilia Clarke, if two actors have seen their popularity rising to a stardom level thanks to the popular TV series Game of Thrones (2011–2019) are Peter Dinklage and Jason Momoa. Before becoming Tyrion Lannister, Dinklage was already a known face thanks to his participation in TV series Nip/Tuck (2003–2010) and movies The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008), Death at a Funeral (2007), and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), while Momoa took part in the TV series Baywatch (1989–2001) and Stargate: Atlantis (2004–2009), and was the main star of the failed Conan the Barbarian (2011) reboot previous to incarnate Khal Drogo. Although they never shared any scenes together in the popular dragons and family treasons TV series, Peter Dinklage and Jason Momoa became close pals and have been looking for a project for them to work together again. And they have found it.
It has been recently announced that Legendary Pictures has greenlit Good Bad & Undead, where Peter Dinklage will be Van Helsing, last in a long line of vampire hunters. He develops an uneasy partnership with a vampire, played by Jason Momoa, who has taken a vow never to kill again. Together they run a scam from town to town, where Van Helsing pretends to vanquish the vampire for money. But when a massive bounty is put on the vampire’s head, everything in this dangerous world full of monsters and magic is now after them.
The upcoming movie has been written by Mark Swift and Damian Shannon, the duo responsible for the screenplays of Baywatch (2017), Friday the 13th (2009), and Freddy vs. Jason (2003), are in charge of the script. Max Barbakow, writer and director of the multi awards winner short film The Duke: Based on the Memoir ‘I’m The Duke’ by J.P. Duke (2016), and the Grand Jury Prize-nominated at Sundance Film Festival 2020 Palm Springs (2020), is set to direct.
Before Good Bad & Undead arrives in the big screens, Peter Dinklage will be first seen in crime thrillers I Care a Lot (2020), alongside Rosamund Pike and Alicia Witt, scheduled to come out this year, and The Thicket together with Noomi Rapace and Sophia Lillis, which is currently in the status of pre-production. He is also attached to the Mel Gibson remake of violent western The Wild Bunch (2022). Jason Momoa will have later this year Denis Villeneuve’s Dune (2020) and action flick Sweet Girl (2021), while he has been announced to be attached to the Ana Lily Amirpour remake for Cliffhanger and James Wan’s Aquaman 2 (2022).
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