While reading this Variety article about a thriller called “The Cold Light of Day” landing at Summit Entertainment, the name Scott Wiper rung a bell in my head. He’s not really a known name in Mainstream America, but I remember him from 2000’s “A Better Way to Die”, a movie that he wrote, directed, and starred in. It’s one of those direct-to-DVD movies where the leading man doesn’t even get his name at the top of the marquee because he just wasn’t famous enough at the time. I thought Wiper did a bang-up good job on the movie, and really liked “Die” for what it was — a direct-to-DVD shoot’em up action movie. Wiper has since gone on to write and direct the Stone Cold Steve Austin actioner “Condemned”, which I haven’t seen, but I plan to give it a whirl now that I know Wiper was responsible for it.
All that is to say that Wiper’s latest is the action-thriller “The Cold Light of Day”, a movie that he co-wrote with John Petro and will direct for Summit and Intrepid. The film will be set and shot in Spain, and follows a young American whose family is kidnapped while on vacation. Our hero is left with only hours to find his loved ones, while at the same time trying to uncover a government conspiracy and the connection between their disappearance and his father’s secrets.
Hopefully the kid will have his boy scout uniform on, cause knowing Wiper, there will be lots of gunfire and stuff blowing up real good.
“The Cold Light of Day” will shoot in Spain early next year for a late 2010 release.