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It took them long enough: Joe Carnahan to write and direct Motorcade

03.11.2015

Good news today, Joe Carnahan has closed a deal with Dreamworks to write and direct MOTORCADE. The long gestating project has been around for years with both Ryan Reynolds and Tom Cruise finding themselves attached to the picture at various points.

The story will revolve around terrorists attacking the U.S. president’s motorcade as it navigates through Los Angeles. I’m immediately hoping that the entire film takes place on the road with action scenes moving from car to car, similar to what we’ve been promised with MAD MAX: FURY ROAD.

The notoriously outspoken director, who once fired off a great email to MGM President Jonathan Glickman following the failed DEATH WISH remake, hasn’t had a mainstream project since 2012’s THE GREY. His most recent work, STRETCH, ended up being dropped by Universal Pictures and Carnahan ended up taking it upon himself to promote the film when it couldn’t find a new home.

I was initially worried that the premise wouldn't seem quite as fresh anymore (or maybe it never was) following the release of similarly themed "President in trouble" films OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN and WHITE HOUSE DOWN; but if history has shown us anything, it's that we love to eat up mindless Presidential action. Now, get off my plane.

Who would you like to see tackle the role of President in peril this time?

Source: Variety

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5:39PM on 03/12/2015

I'm down

Can't wait to see this, hope it will be an intense awesome action movie with a lot of insane car crashes and real stunts. No CGI crap.
Can't wait to see this, hope it will be an intense awesome action movie with a lot of insane car crashes and real stunts. No CGI crap.
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2:34PM on 03/12/2015

Looking forward to it!

I'm starting to believe Carnahan is one of the most underrated directors working today. He has a flare for opening up and deepening standard popcorn flicks while seemingly conveying a solid statement and point of view on other films (like The Grey) and still make it commercially viable....Looking forward to his new work!
I'm starting to believe Carnahan is one of the most underrated directors working today. He has a flare for opening up and deepening standard popcorn flicks while seemingly conveying a solid statement and point of view on other films (like The Grey) and still make it commercially viable....Looking forward to his new work!
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12:11PM on 03/12/2015

love it!

Carnahan can make any action cliche worth the watch. Neeson as the president and Patrick Wilson as the VP or better yet, his driver(stretch).
Carnahan can make any action cliche worth the watch. Neeson as the president and Patrick Wilson as the VP or better yet, his driver(stretch).
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11:59AM on 03/12/2015
A-Team sequel also, please? Yeah I know, never gonna happen...
A-Team sequel also, please? Yeah I know, never gonna happen...
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5:37AM on 03/12/2015
Stretch was awesome, Pine was hilarious. This sounds like a great premise for an all out action flick. Especially if it takes place entirely on the road. It would be awesome if they could get Tom Cruise back and hell get Reynolds, Pine, and Wilson and they should all play secret service agents protecting the president. With one cliche as one of them is in on it.
Stretch was awesome, Pine was hilarious. This sounds like a great premise for an all out action flick. Especially if it takes place entirely on the road. It would be awesome if they could get Tom Cruise back and hell get Reynolds, Pine, and Wilson and they should all play secret service agents protecting the president. With one cliche as one of them is in on it.
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4:51AM on 03/12/2015
Stretch was amazing and so is Carnahan.
Stretch was amazing and so is Carnahan.
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4:11AM on 03/12/2015

YEESH!

Fantastic news… But GOD DAMN, what a poorly written piece, grammatically, structurally, and, as far as this piece's intent (seemingly) is concerned, just plain sub-par. Way to undersell movie news that you profess and attempt to convey your excitement about. A little more effort before publishing wouldn't be the WORST thing in the world. At least certainly no worse than the article itself. Better luck next time.
Fantastic news… But GOD DAMN, what a poorly written piece, grammatically, structurally, and, as far as this piece's intent (seemingly) is concerned, just plain sub-par. Way to undersell movie news that you profess and attempt to convey your excitement about. A little more effort before publishing wouldn't be the WORST thing in the world. At least certainly no worse than the article itself. Better luck next time.
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11:32PM on 03/11/2015
They blackball Carnahan in my opinion. In my mind, he's an American version of a Matthew Vaughn and that ain't all bad...
They blackball Carnahan in my opinion. In my mind, he's an American version of a Matthew Vaughn and that ain't all bad...
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10:15PM on 03/11/2015
When are we Getting NEMESIS!
When are we Getting NEMESIS!
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9:44PM on 03/11/2015
And perhaps Ray Liotta for the President? They've worked together in Narc, Smokin Aces, and Stretch, so why not in this?
And perhaps Ray Liotta for the President? They've worked together in Narc, Smokin Aces, and Stretch, so why not in this?
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9:39PM on 03/11/2015
This sounds fantastic. Carnahan is one of my favorite directors and am always excited to see what he does next.

Hope he casts Patrick Wilson and/or Chris Pine in this since they are his go to guys. But this also sounds like an awesome film for Liam Neeson to be attached to as well.
This sounds fantastic. Carnahan is one of my favorite directors and am always excited to see what he does next.

Hope he casts Patrick Wilson and/or Chris Pine in this since they are his go to guys. But this also sounds like an awesome film for Liam Neeson to be attached to as well.
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9:37PM on 03/11/2015
Carnahan is one of my favorite directors... Smokin Aces is a top 5 movie for me.. and Stretch was fantastic. I hope he can het Chris Pine for this... him and Pine make magic together!
Carnahan is one of my favorite directors... Smokin Aces is a top 5 movie for me.. and Stretch was fantastic. I hope he can het Chris Pine for this... him and Pine make magic together!
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9:40PM on 03/11/2015
You and I have the same appreciation for Carnahan and Chris Pine.
You and I have the same appreciation for Carnahan and Chris Pine.
11:33PM on 03/11/2015
I'm in full agreement with you there...
I'm in full agreement with you there...
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