Not content to just mouth off as a superpowered merc or patrol the spaceways as an interstellar cop with yellow issues, Ryan Reynolds is currently in negotiations to board the action movie “Motorcade” for
DreamWorks. Variety calls the movie a “drama”, but how can it possibly be a drama and not an action movie with a premise like this: Reynolds would play a disgraced Secret Service agent who happens to be in the wrong place at the right time when the U.S. president is kidnapped in New York.
Come on, that screams action thriller! Or at least, “24”-esque.
Which probably makes sense that Dreamworks has assigned former “24” director/producer Jon Cassar to helm the project, taking over for Len Wiseman (“Live Free or Die Hard” and the “Underworld” films), who was attached to the movie a while back (with Tom Cruise interested, natch), but has since left for greener pastures. Hans Bauer and Craig Mitchell originally wrote the screnplay, though the awesomely named Billy Ray is currently spit-shining it at the moment.
Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are producing, and the plan is to get Reynolds signed on and then shoot either in late Summer or early Fall, after Reyonlds has wrapped “Green Lantern” for Martin Campbell and Warner Bros. Which would mean that if “Motorcade” goes forward after “Green Lantern”, we’ll have to wait even longer for “Deadpool”, which would suck. I’d rather have Reynolds as Deadpool before the movie loses traction and never gets made, which is a very real possibility in Hollywood.