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Wimmer's Salt picked

Jan. 12, 2007by: Omar Aviles

Kurt Wimmer Kurt Wimmer generally makes films of the ass-kicking variety. THE RECRUIT (which Wimmer scripted) and EQUILIBRIUM (which he both wrote and directed) are two of the most underappreciated action thrillers of the last few years and though ULTRAVIOLET was a hot mess with ridiculous use of airbrushing and near painfully obvious CGI, it still had some genuinely good action. Also, as I understand it, Wimmer was f*cked many times over with ULTRAVIOLET so what we saw wasn't the film he intended to make. The point here is that Columbia recently picked up his spec thriller EDWIN A. SALT and that, schmoes and schmoettes, is good news. The story follows the titular CIA agent who goes on the run after his superiors accuse him of being a Russian spy and of plotting to assassinate the president. There's currently no director or talent attached so maybe Wimmer himself will decide to take control of this bad boy and unleash some sweet thriller goodness.

Extra Tidbit: Wimmer attended the University of South Florida and graduated with a BFA in Art History.
Source: Variety

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12:29PM on 01/14/2007
Ultraviolet was terrible. Wimmer has an affinity for action scenes with the main character in the middle of a circle of bad guys. It really gets old fast. (i.e. after Equilibrum.) Not to mention one of the funniest moments I've ever had in a theatre. Where half way through you find out they are vampires.
Ultraviolet was terrible. Wimmer has an affinity for action scenes with the main character in the middle of a circle of bad guys. It really gets old fast. (i.e. after Equilibrum.) Not to mention one of the funniest moments I've ever had in a theatre. Where half way through you find out they are vampires.
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11:55AM on 01/13/2007
I second Racci's suggestion! After reading about all the sh*t they cut out of "Ultraviolet" (not to mention the half-finished CGI), I want a f*cking Director's Cut!
I second Racci's suggestion! After reading about all the sh*t they cut out of "Ultraviolet" (not to mention the half-finished CGI), I want a f*cking Director's Cut!
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7:24AM on 01/13/2007
Hell yeah! I hope he directs this too. You guys should do "C'mon Hollywood!!! ...release the Kurt Wimmer cut of Ultraviolet!"
Hell yeah! I hope he directs this too. You guys should do "C'mon Hollywood!!! ...release the Kurt Wimmer cut of Ultraviolet!"
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4:59AM on 01/13/2007

Wimmer is the man.

I dug Equilibrium and Ultraviolet wasn't to bad either.

Eager to see what he'll do next.
I dug Equilibrium and Ultraviolet wasn't to bad either.

Eager to see what he'll do next.
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