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John McTiernan is preparing to direct the film Warbirds with John Travolta

08.29.2014

Since leaving prison, we have heard that director John McTiernan may helm the movie RED SQUAD but not much else has been heard. In a strange way of hearing news, McTiernan's recent appearance in a Wyoming bankruptcy court may have revealed what other films he may be involved with first.

During an attempt to adjust some financial verdicts against him, McTiernan was asked about his upcoming work which includes three scripts he has apparently sold, potential work on RED SQUAD, and news that he is set to direct the film WARBIRDS for Hannibal Pictures. The movie has signed John Travolta to the lead with offers apparently out to Queen Latifah and Johnny Knoxville for supporting parts. McTiernan says that he is still negotiating a salary but has been offered $1 million for the gig.

When asked about the likelihood that WARBIRDS will get made, McTiernan says he has been taking two hour meetings about the film and that they are already looking at CGI firms to handle the special effects since "it's sort of the dog-fighting movie of all time they couldn't make when they had the real airplanes because it's too damn dangerous."

McTiernan and Travolta worked together previously on the military thriller BASIC so this would serve a reunion of sorts for them. Both are looking to revitalize their stalled careers and this may be a good way to get going again. The director also mentioned a film he is being asked to rewrite and possibly direct in January that the producers want Arnold Schwarzenegger to star in buy McTiernan says he is against Arnold in the role and is trying to convince them to not cast him.

While McTiernan is certainly down from his studio directing gigs from a decade ago, it is great to see that he is getting back into the mix. Hopefully WARBIRDS turns out to be halfway decent and we can get him back on a major film again in the near future.

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3:23PM on 09/01/2014
What I'd actually like to see him do, is a sequel to the Pierce Brosnan version of Thomas Crown Affair. Wasn't that in the mix before he went to prison?
What I'd actually like to see him do, is a sequel to the Pierce Brosnan version of Thomas Crown Affair. Wasn't that in the mix before he went to prison?
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1:45PM on 08/30/2014
Refresh my memory. What did he do to go to prison?
Refresh my memory. What did he do to go to prison?
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2:53AM on 08/31/2014
wiretapping other Hollywood power players.
wiretapping other Hollywood power players.
9:00PM on 08/29/2014
Love a good dogfight movie, especially since Red Tails was so disappointing.
Love a good dogfight movie, especially since Red Tails was so disappointing.
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7:48PM on 08/29/2014
Glad to see you back, Mr. McTiernan!
Glad to see you back, Mr. McTiernan!
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4:43PM on 08/29/2014

I stand with McTiernan

Ever since the Feds fucked him over for a minor thing, I was hoping he'd come back.
Ever since the Feds fucked him over for a minor thing, I was hoping he'd come back.
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3:41PM on 08/29/2014
Great to see him back but, he will be push down to direct to home video movies for the rest of his career because of what he did.
Great to see him back but, he will be push down to direct to home video movies for the rest of his career because of what he did.
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4:08PM on 08/29/2014
What did he do? I really liked Basic, an underrated film in my opinion.
What did he do? I really liked Basic, an underrated film in my opinion.
7:46PM on 08/29/2014
If I'm not mistaken, I think he wired tap other producers' telephone calls or asked a private detective to do that. I can't remember an exact detail but something like that, I think.
If I'm not mistaken, I think he wired tap other producers' telephone calls or asked a private detective to do that. I can't remember an exact detail but something like that, I think.
10:21PM on 08/29/2014
Ahh, no kidding uh. That's too bad, the guy has a string of awesome movies under his belt, would love to see him make a comeback. And thanks Netforce.
Ahh, no kidding uh. That's too bad, the guy has a string of awesome movies under his belt, would love to see him make a comeback. And thanks Netforce.
10:40PM on 08/29/2014
Netforce is exactly right. He wiretapped major players in Hollywood. That is a big fat no no.
Netforce is exactly right. He wiretapped major players in Hollywood. That is a big fat no no.
10:44PM on 08/29/2014
Thanks, man. Don't know what possessed him to do that. Hollywood will probably not welcome him back.
Thanks, man. Don't know what possessed him to do that. Hollywood will probably not welcome him back.
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