March 11, 2008

Shell Game Finds a Director in Len Wiseman

The man who brought us Underworld, Underworld: Evolution, and most recently Live Free or Die Hard has been tapped by Lakeshore Entertainment and Columbia Pictures to direct the science fiction thriller Shell Game, based on an original script by newcomers Justin Bondi and Andrew Ludington. This is being reported by Variety.

The film centers on a detective who is investigating the black market of immortality. Hmmm. Sounds like it could be interesting, or very, very bad. Of course, that is based off of this admittedly brief plot description.

Anyway, Wiseman is not a director I would call visionary or great, but good and solid would perfectly acceptable adjectives. Based on the three film sample from his filmography, he is a solid filmmaker who knows how to give his films a slick finish and is not averse to using some fancy photography to inject energy into the picture. It will be interesting to see if he can step up to the plate for this project, if it is indeed as big as he implies.

Wiseman is quoted as saying: "I've been wanting to make this film for the past five years, but it's a huge film and has always been too expensive to make at the level I've wanted to make it at. Now I'm finally getting a chance to do it at that level."

We shall see.


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