Well probably not. Or maybe. Over at Coming Soon, there is an interview with “Metal Gear Solid” producer Michael De Luca, who says that now with the strike over, he’s gone back to developing the movie, to be based on the popular videogame franchise of the same name. During the interview, Kurt Wimmer’s name came up as a possible director, and De Luca responded in the affirmative. Not that Wimmer has gotten the job, mind you, but that he, De Luca, will be sitting down with Wimmer in the future to discuss the possibility.
A few years ago, when Kurt Wimmer’s action sci-fi flick Equilibrium came out, fans of the video game were clamoring for him to direct a movie based on the video game, and at the red carpet, De Luca told ComingSoon.net that they hope to meet with Wimmer in the next few weeks to talk about him writing the script (and presumably directing), so hopefully there’ll be an announcement and more development with this project soon.
So yes, I’m a fan of Wimmer’s “Equilibrium”, but there was nothing about “Ultraviolet” that I wanted to see. Everything about the trailer reeked of generic action, from the ridiculous storyline to the same-o action scenes. So I never bothered to watch it, and apparently that was a good decision since the film has been universally derided.
Oh well. Wimmer showed a lot of promise in “Equilibrium”, so maybe, if he ends up getting the job, he can recapture the magic of that film…