Marshall takes a Drive

Variety has revealed the Neil Marshall (Doomsday) is set to direct an adaptation of James Sallis’s novel Drive, in which the life of “a Hollywood stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway car driver” life goes to hell when he learns that “a contract has been put out on his life.” Hugh Jackman is attached to star.

Marshall told Variety, “This is something I haven’t done before, and I’ve wanted to bring a British sensibility to an L.A. shoot and a scorched classic film noir concept. Hoss (screenwriter Hossein Amini) is a fantastic writer, and he’s written three amazing car chases in the film. He’s turned them into dramatic scenes as opposed to the usual crash, bang, wallop. I would like to be shooting it this summer.”

Although I wasn’t too crazy about Doomsday (and I haven’t seen Marshall’s other work), I’ll grant that the car chases in it were much better executed than the ADD-edited hand-to-hand and gunfights, and the film was pretty fun overall, so this could be a lot of fun.

Posted on March 19, 2008 at 22:33 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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