The film being directed by Sylvain White (Stomp the Yard) with Elba apparently up for the role of Roque, the second in command in an elite team of black-ops renegades seeking revenge on government which has betrayed them.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, the Comedian in Watchmen, has already signed up alongside Columbus Short, a talented up-and-comer with the unenviable task of building a career while still having You Got Served on his CV.
As for Elba, he needs to get into some great projects again. For those of us devoted for once and always to The Wire, he will never stop being String. But for those not interested in diving into David Simon and Ed Burns’ world, Elba is currently probably best known for being in Prom Night and The Unborn, both terrible horror films in which he tries hard but cannot possibly save things.
Hopefully, something like this could give him some movie cred again and he can realise his full potential.