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McG will direct Kevin Costner in a new action film for writer/producer Luc Besson

10.02.2012

It looks like a perfect storm of movie awesome is brewing. Director McG is officially signed on to direct an untitled project for producer Luc Besson and Kevin Costner will star.

Veriety reported the trio as official today for the movie that was formerly titled THREE DAYS TO KILL. Here's the plot: Costner will play a dying Secret Service agent who decides to retire in order to reconnect with his estranged family. When the Secret Service offers him access to an experimental drug that could save his life in exchange for one last assignment, he finds himself trying to juggle his family, his mission and the drug's hallucinatory side effects.

McG would certainly be one of the biggest profile American director to direct a film for Besson. Both have a very slick and commercial visual style that Costner has not been featured in very often. Costner is experiencing a career rennaissance thanks to the History Channel mini-series HATFIELDS & MCCOYS. He is currently filming JACK RYAN for Kenneth Branagh and will be seen in Zack Snyder's MAN OF STEEL next year. The screenplay for the untitled flick was written by Besson with Adi Hasak who brought us the John Travolta movie FROM PARIS WITH LOVE.

Call me a Besson apologist, but I like his movies. Whether he writes them or directs them, they are fun and original and carry a distinctly European vibe. Sometimes it works (THE TRANSPORTER) and sometimes not so much (US cut of LOCKOUT). But, they are always fun.

No release dates yet but I am sure we will hear casting very soon on this one.

Source: Variety

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9:27AM on 10/03/2012
I did not mean to click that twice. It just happened.
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9:27AM on 10/03/2012
I haven't seen a McG movie since Charlie's Angels. That hasn't stopped him from getting wrok as a director, mainly of action movies. Luc Besson is the reigning king of the action genre right now. His movies tend to be fun and relatively inexpensive undertakings that can pay off for the stars (Statham, Li, Neeson) and sometimes even the directors (Louis Letterier, Pierre Morel). Really, in short, teaming up with Besson could be the best thing for Mr. McGinty.
I haven't seen a McG movie since Charlie's Angels. That hasn't stopped him from getting wrok as a director, mainly of action movies. Luc Besson is the reigning king of the action genre right now. His movies tend to be fun and relatively inexpensive undertakings that can pay off for the stars (Statham, Li, Neeson) and sometimes even the directors (Louis Letterier, Pierre Morel). Really, in short, teaming up with Besson could be the best thing for Mr. McGinty.
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8:22PM on 10/02/2012
loved LOCKOUT. hate McG. have we forgotten he got his start directing The O.C.?? W.T.F. buuuuut maybe Luc Besson is exactly what he needs...
loved LOCKOUT. hate McG. have we forgotten he got his start directing The O.C.?? W.T.F. buuuuut maybe Luc Besson is exactly what he needs...
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7:56PM on 10/02/2012
I have to seriously question Besson's judgement after he hired Olivier Megaton to direct Taken 2.
I have to seriously question Besson's judgement after he hired Olivier Megaton to direct Taken 2.
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5:46PM on 10/02/2012
To be "a perfect storm of movie awesome" you must take McG out of the equation.
To be "a perfect storm of movie awesome" you must take McG out of the equation.
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