I’m a big fan of the 2004 Denzel Washington movie “Man on Fire”, in which Washington played a former CIA badass who has to sober up when the young girl he’s charged with bodyguarding in Mexico is abducted by some bad types. Things didn’t exactly end up well for Washington’s Creasy, but that was the movie.
In an upcoming TV series based on the movie by 20th Century Fox Television and New Regency, Creasy is alive and well, and is set to return to Mexico in order to reconnect with Pita, the young girl from the movie (originally played by Dakota Fanning) 18 years later, so the two can “dismantle the cartel responsible for ruining their lives.”
I guess I wasn’t the only person who watched the Tony Scott movie over and over again and kept hoping for a different ending. Now we’re going to actually get it. Personally, I don’t know if I should be happy about this or a little sad. That ending was very poetic in that Creasy finally got the redemption he so desperately craved.
David DiGilio will be producing the “Man on Fire” TV series, which will be loosely based on the original book by A.J. Quinnell. DiGilo will also write the pilot script.
The original film also starred “Pitch Black’s” Radha Mitchell as the kidnapped girl’s mother, and Christopher Walken as an old buddy of Creasy who lends him moral support during his quest for vengeance.
Via : THR