Lena Headey’s “Safe House” is not to be confused with the upcoming action-thriller “Safe House” starring Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington, coming out in 2012. Headey’s “Safe House” is a horror flick, and will most likely be out by 2011 or thereabouts if all goes well, or it could end up with a new title by the time production wraps as not to confuse the two films. The film is being directed by Simon Hunter, who last helmed the underrated (if you like, you know, monster-splatter movies, that is) “The Mutant Chronicles”. Via Bloody-Disgusting, the plot goes thusly:
Safe House follows a team of US Marshals charged with protecting a mob-trial witness and her teenage daughter, Alice. Mother and daughter are relocated to an isolated compound high in the Californian Rockies. The location appears secure — outfitted specifically for witness protection — yet its past is steeped in mystery and violence.
Besides Headey, the film will also co-star Michael Ironside, and there are offers out to Kate Mara (“Shooter”) and Michael Trucco (of “Battlestar Galactica” fame) to join the cast. The film is being described as “Assault On Precinct 13” meets “The Thing”, which just about sells it to me right there.
A March start date is in the cards.