According to Deadline, The Maze Runner and American Assassin star Dylan O’Brien is in talks to star in Monster Problems from Paramount Players and Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps.
The project, which has spent several years stuck in development hell, is described as a “post-apocalyptic road movie with heart” and has been likened to a John Hughes-style take on Mad Max.
Michael Matthews, who recently directed the acclaimed South African western Five Fingers for Marseilles, is set to direct Monster Problems, and is currently working on rewriting the original script by Brian Duffield (Jane Got a Gun).
O’Brien was last seen in Maze Runner: The Death Cure, and is currently shooting The Education of Fredrick Fitzell alongside Maika Monroe (It Follows). He also recently signed on to star opposite Gary Oldman (Hunter Killer) and Joey King (Wish Upon) in the thriller The Bayou.