Michael Westen to Direct his Best Pal Chuck’s Burn Notice Prequel Movie

Looks like Jeffrey Donovan, the star of USA Network’s hit show “Burn Notice” is moving up in the world, and good for him. I’ve always been a fan of Donovan ever since his “Touching Evil” remake days (co-starring a very fetching Vera Farmiga, FYI), and I’m glad the guy is finding a huge dose of success with “Burn Notice”. Donovan has now parlayed that success into a directing gig, and will be behind the cameras when Chuck Finley (aka Sam Axe, aka Bruce Campbell) takes the center stage in a “Burn Notice” original prequel movie.

The prequel, set in late 2005, begins after a faction of Colombian rebels makes trouble for the locally stationed military platoon, with Lieutenant Commander Sam Axe (Campbell) being sent down to advise. As the mission unfolds, Sam begins to uncover the dark secrets of the area, learning the truth about sacrifice, deception, and ultimately what’s worth fighting for.

Show creator Matt Nix (nice name!) will write and produce the two-hour movie, which will air on USA Network in Spring 2011. Shooting commences in January on location in Bogota, Columbia.

Now if only Bruce Campbell would get off his Chuck Finley ass and grab the boomstick for just one more excellent adventure already…