Aaron Eckhart to star in Live!, an action film to be shot in real time

You can't just put together a straight-forward action flick anymore, you need a gimmick like avenging a puppy or having it take place in London. Imagine that, London! The latest gimmick, which isn't exactly new, will see Aaron Eckhart starring in LIVE!, a high-concept action film which will be shot in real time.

LIVE! will follow disgraced cop Kyle Penny (Aaron Eckhart) who has set out to rescue Police Commissioner Volk’s kidnapped daughter, who is trapped somewhere in the city with only 80 minutes to live. A deranged killer on his heels, Penny’s only hope is teaming with Ava Brooks, an ambitious young online reporter who films the wild chase live. LIVE! will be directed by award winning second unit action directors/stunt coordinators Darrin Prescott & Wade Allen, who have worked on JOHN WICK, INSURGENT, DRIVE, THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM, and 2 GUNS among others.

LIVE! producer Myles Nestel sounds pumped:

There are very few independent action movies being made and this one truly kicks ass, we’re thrilled to have Aaron star as he will bring an intensity and authenticity to the role of Kyle Penny that will elevate the material to another level. And with Darrin and Wade at the helm, LIVE! will set the bar for today’s action audiences. We are so excited that this is the first project that we are partnering with Fubar on and look forward to this being the first of many!

Fellow producer Skip Williamson added:

Having worked shoulder to shoulder with Darrin and Wade on several action films over the years, I could not be more amped to watch them in the director's chair where they will bring out many of the stunts and action sequences they have always wanted to do. Teaming them with a true actor of Aaron's caliber will create something the action crowd will love.

I do love me some Aaron Eckhart and the shot-in-real-time hook has the potential to be an effective action tool; the only thing that concerns me is the found-footage vibe the synopsis is giving off. Production on LIVE! will begin this October with a release date TBA. Aaron Eckhart has BLEED FOR THIS, a biopic based on the life of former World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza, coming later this year as well as LONDON HAS FALLEN on January 22, 2016.



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