And I stress the word “may”. Since “Taken” took everyone by surprise in 2008, Pierre Morel has been a wanted man in Hollywood. Of course, that was 4 years ago, and Morel has attached himself to direct a half dozen films at last count (give or take), and haven’t really followed through on any of them, with his only feature film work being 2010′s “From Paris with Love”, which was from the Luc Besson Action Movie Factory and I suspect that’s only because he owed Besson a movie or something.
The latest film to get the Pierre Morel stamp of approval is “The Hitman’s Bodyguard”, an action film from screenwriter Tom O’Connor that I’ve been meaning to read, and one of these days will definitely get to it. (Probably.)
The high-concept film revolves around an elite protection agent who is tasked with escorting a notorious hitman to the Hague, where the killer is supposed to testify against a war criminal and various bad guys. Of course, being that the bad guys don’t like guys testifying against them, the hitman finds himself on the other end of their hit list. Ironic, no? I believe the protection agent, our hero, has a history with the hitman, so you know, opposing forces and all that.
I got $10 bucks that they end up teaming up to fight the bad guy. Just a guess.
Of course, just because Morel is “in negotiations” to direct “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” doesn’t mean he’ll actually end up directing it. He was also attached to direct “Bastille Day”, “Overdrive”, “EDF”, and “Quija”, too, so you know, don’t get your hopes up.
Via : THR