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Alexandre Aja lines up a CONTRACTOR for his next project!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I wasn't a big fan of MIRRORS (save for a few key moments, either involving Amy Smart's gory and very naked death or Jack Bauer yelling at his reflection like it was a terrorist that knows where the suitcase nuke is), but I really love what Aja did with THE HILLS HAVE EYES and still think HAUTE TENSION was an almost masterpiece of horror. Looks like he's going to follow up his PIRANHA 3-D (can't wait, by the way) with a drama, taking him out of the horror realm. The flick will be called THE CONTRACTOR and be about a sort of alternate or near-future world where the US can't afford going to war anymore and instead hires out private contractors, elite soldiers, to fight on its behalf. Ian Jeffers (last to polish up CASTLEVANIA) is scripting, per Variety. Other than that info, I don't have much knowledge of the property. I'll keep my ear to the ground, though. Anything Aja's involved in of interest to me. I'm especially curious as to what the tone of this is going to be. Is it a political message movie, a talking head drama, or do we follow the soldiers as they fight? Could go in a lot of different ways. Let's see what develops.

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  • March 12, 2009, 4:45 a.m. CST

    Already been done...

    by oaser

    in Iraq. Contractors = Contract Killers

  • March 12, 2009, 4:48 a.m. CST

    the romans did that

    by chipps

    it didn't work out for them at all.<p>and mirrors fucking sucked. i set the bar low, i enjoy most films, but it was a dog turd.

  • March 12, 2009, 4:49 a.m. CST

    as long as it has a death with the line...

    by gotilk

    "this isn't in my job description!"

  • March 12, 2009, 5:54 a.m. CST

    Aja wrote P2, which was one of the worst films of 2008.

    by DerLanghaarige

    Of course this is not saying much about his next movie(s), especially when he is just directing them, but damn, P2 sucked hard on so many levels.

  • March 12, 2009, 6:28 a.m. CST

    It's a book:

    by jr42602

  • March 12, 2009, 8:41 a.m. CST

    give me P3!

    by Spandau Belly

    Then go back and do P1: Parking Begins.

  • March 12, 2009, 9:26 a.m. CST


    by gotilk

    if people want to go kill people or just fight for their country, join up. If they wanna make money killing people or fighting for their country, they should get the fuck out of our country. They are worthless cunts. They make life hell for real soldiers, ruin their reputations. Not only that, but if you work for Blackwater, you're working for religious extremist nutbags. What's that I hear about the end of no bid contracts? Boo fucking hoo. So sorry. No more raping teenage Iraqi girls at 3 am before bible study. Them's the breaks, bub. I now return you to your regularly scheduled overlooked talkback.

  • March 12, 2009, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Which Koontz book will this slime steal this time?

    by JackPumpkinhead

    Or which work by a talented director will he remake? At least the tapeworm knows he can't create, only plagiarize... I hope he makes the mistake of ripping off Harlan Ellison one day.

  • March 12, 2009, 10:28 a.m. CST

    This will...

    by mighty boosh a shit action movie. Why expect anything else?

  • March 12, 2009, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Too bad Fincher stole Black Hole off him...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...Cause whoever gets to finally make that film has a masterpiece on their hands. This sounds fairly interesting I guess. Although I could swear the U.S. already pays Black Water huge amounts of money to fight its wars and illegally raid medical clinics in california.

  • March 12, 2009, 12:23 p.m. CST

    If Jack Bauer tortured a mirror, I would've seen "Mirrors"...

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • March 12, 2009, 12:53 p.m. CST

    sounds decent

    by The_Exterminator

    like to see what aja can come up with in a non-horror film

  • March 12, 2009, 3:18 p.m. CST

    I like Aja...

    by Forsakyn

    I think he's a good director. High Tension would've been a pretty good film except for the stupdity of the ending - I would've enjoyed it if it made sense to what happened the first 2/3rds of the movie, but quite frankly it didn't. I thought his remake of The Hills Have Eyes was quite good, though. Mirrors was bad, though. I'm looking forward to Pirahna 3D and this new feature, though.

  • March 12, 2009, 3:19 p.m. CST


    by Forsakyn

    Yes, I'm bright, too!

  • March 12, 2009, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Near Future?

    by fiester

    Ever hear of Blackwater?

  • March 12, 2009, 4:02 p.m. CST

    MIRRORS blew chunks...

    by godoffireinhell

    ...and convinced me that Aja isn't the right guy to direct anything involving the supernatural.

  • March 12, 2009, 4:05 p.m. CST

    This sounds like the Undergroung RPG

    by jarjarmessiah

  • March 12, 2009, 5 p.m. CST

    Metal Gear Solid 4?

    by Itto Ogami loses Daigoro

    Just needs a Solid Snake

  • March 12, 2009, 8:08 p.m. CST

    tot it's a wesley snipes movie

    by dmstar

  • March 12, 2009, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Reason I liked hills have eyes

    by Jesiah

    Is because Aaron Stanford was in it, and I liked him as Pyro in Xmen 2. And the girl that played Ruby, Laura Ortiz. When I first saw her, I actually thought she was deformed. When I looked her up on imdb I was surprised that she was actually in that old tmobile commercial with the pretty, young, talkative cheerleader who talked ultrafast about shallow stuff.

  • March 13, 2009, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Aja Could Be A Great Action Director

    by SnakesOnABicycle

    So this is good news.