The former stuntman will helm the adaptation based on the bestselling books by Richard Kadrey.
Stahelski will direct for Studio 8 who acquired the rights back in 2016. According to Deadline, the studio potentially views the movie as the start of a franchise.
The plot centres on James ‘Sandman Slim’ Stark who is a fast-talking, hard-boiled, supernatural vigilante who escapes from Hell to avenge his girlfriend’s murder and hunt down the magicians responsible for getting him sent “downtown.”
Stahelski is currently working with Keanu Reeves (and possibly Tilda Swinton) on John Wick 3 which is slated for a 2019 release.
The Sandman Slim script will be penned by Kerry Williamson who wrote Netflix movie What Happened to Monday.