No no, not the 2013 Jason Statham movie. This is a different Hummingbird that stars a female assassin. Totally not the same thing. No, not the Hummingbird documentary that centers on non-profits in Brazil. Okay, that one actually is way different. Boy, there are a handful of movies out there with that word in the title that has nothing to do with the actual bird.
Now that that’s been cleared up, Milla Jovovich will be taking the reins of leading lady from Olivia Munn. That’s after Munn took over for the first lead actress Zoe Saldana, who left due to scheduling conflicts with the Avatar sequels. That makes Jovovich the third actress Hummingbird has seen already (cough – Macbeth – cough). The third time’s likely to be the charm, thankfully, as Jovovich’s husband Paul Anderson is currently hard at work in screenwriting. The two have cooperated before, with a certain video game-based film series about zombies and an evil corporation name after that thing that keeps rain from soaking you.
Hummingbird is a sci-fi thriller directed by Marcus Kryler and Fredrik Akerstrom and tells the story of a black-ops operative whose latest target drags her into a journey of self-discovery and revelation (so slightly more plot than a Jason Statham movie). Jovovich is certainly no stranger to action flicks – Resident Evil and Fifth Element, anyone? She recently finished up her character Blood Queen in the upcoming Hellboy reboot and Vlatka in Shock and Awe. In other words, she’s been busy, and showing no signs of slowing down.
Little is known about Hummingbird as of yet, including other cast members or the name of the lead character, additional plot details, or a release date. Not even a promotional image to look at. With Anderson still revising the original script penned by John McClain, interested moviegoers can likely mark it for a 2019 screening.