Dead Space writer Antony Johnston is behind the source comic for the film, which Kurt Johnstad (300) is adapting. Focus Features bought the US rights for a reported eight figures earlier this year.
Theron herself is among the producers, as well as playing a skilled intelligence operative called into action when an undercover MI6 spy is killed just before the fall of the Berlin Wall. Our heroine has to track down a list he was smuggling to the West in order to prevent her and her colleagues becoming endangered by the release of crucial information. And the mission becomes a deadly game of double-crossing agents and global agendas. Goodman is set to play an American agent working with Theron and McAvoy.
Leitch and Stahelski are much in demand at the moment, developing a John Wick sequel and leaping aboard projects such as Cowboy Ninja Viking and fellow graphic novel adaptation Bloodshot. The Coldest City is currently in pre-production, for an expected release sometime in 2016.