Louis Leterrier, according to Hollywood Reporter, has signed on to direct and produce G for Universal Pictures. Apparently G is going to be a new science fiction tentpole film for the studio, and the film is being described as "a sci-fi disaster pic with shades of THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW and TAKEN."
Universal is keeping the plot tightly under wraps, and I think that's great. I'd love to be surprised by this. Involved in production are Guymon Casady (executive producer of THE EXPENDABLES) based on his original idea, George Nolfi (writer/director of next month's THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU), Michael Hackett (producer, THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU), and Mark Gordon (producer, 2012, SOURCE CODE).
Leterrier is going to be very busy, making his heist film NOW YOU SEE ME before tackling G.
I'm wondering what it means, "shades of THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW and TAKEN." Is this an environmental disaster film? An abduction film? Both? Perhaps it's a story about a man trying to get to his daughter during the end of the world. It's far too early to say yet what this will be about, and Universal's not telling. But it's being described as a tentpole film, which means big budget and big effects. If it has shades of TAKEN in the plot, maybe they could get Liam Neeson to be in it, considering he's worked with Leterrier on CLASH OF THE TITANS. We've seen environmental disaster films before, of course, but the fact that the studio isn't willing to talk about the plot for this yet intrigues me. I wonder what the angle will be.