Favreau to helm hot rod movie

Swingers star signs up to make Johnny Zero

After directing Zathura, the sequel to Jumanji which is due to hit UK screens next February, Jon Favreau his signed up to develop a post-war diesel-driven drama called Johnny Zero, also for Columbia Pictures.

Favreau, who is a dedicated petrol head, will write and direct the movie, which focuses on the rise of the hot rod in post-World War II America. The pitch behind the film is action based, with a nod or two towards films like the 1953 Marlon Brando-starring motorcycle epic The Wild One.

Favreau also has John Carter Of Mars in his directing crosshairs. The film follows the story of a civil war veteran who ends up on… Mars.