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Up first, an airplane thriller called “Non-Stop” to be directed by Jeff Wadlow and produced by Dark Castle.
“Non-Stop” is based on a spec script by noobs John Richardson and Chris Roach and is being described as “a contained, gritty action thriller centering on an air marshal flying on a domestic flight.”
Wadlow is currently working with the writers on the script. Apparently the whole thing is hush-hush, so expect some sort of “high concept” idea going on in that plane. Hopefully, no snakes on that plane. We all know how that turned out.
Meanwhile, back in friendlier skies, Warner Bros. has acquired a period drama called “The Outsider” set in the very closed and dangerous world of Japanese organized crime, aka The Yakuza.
The film, based on a script by Andrew Baldwin (from an idea by producer John Linson), will be about “an American who spent WWII as a POW in Japan. He stays in Japan after the war ends, and works his way through the rituals and hardships to become the rare outsider who gains membership in the Yakuza, the organized crime outfit.”
Keep a close eye on those fingers, my friend, they tend to go missing around these Yakuza types.