What’s up, Contenders? Terry Malloy here reporting live from the Waterfront.
This news broke a few days back over at Heat Vision, but I’ve been thinking about the news on and off since then and wanted to share it.
It looks like one of the two directors who were behind the action hit ACT OF VALOR has lined up his next directing deal with Warner Brothers.
Mike “Mouse” McCoy is in talks to helm another military action film (titled LINE OF SIGHT) with the hook that it will be told from a first person perspective.
What do you all think about the concept of a feature-length first person action film?
On one hand, this is kind of an eventuality. Someone was bound to make a film at some point that was entirely shot in first person. I hear rumors that the upcoming MANIAC remake starring Elijah Wood is such a film. But the first person visual perspective is pretty much owned by “shooter” games. So an action/adventure/special forces take on the first person film feels like it just has to exist.
I’m not sure this gimmick will be a successful one, but I’d like to see a director try to find creative ways to engage the audience through this perspective for an entire feature. And I’m happy to see McCoy utilize his clout from the success of ACT OF VALOR to direct another film. I personally felt that the action elements of ACT OF VALOR were riveting and well executed, even if the acting of the real SEALS was laughable at best.
Give McCoy some real actors and let him play and I suspect he’ll deliver something interesting. I just hope his third feature is something a little more gimmick-free. I’d like to see McCoy and ACT OF VALOR co-director Scott Waugh direct a straight up action film that just sticks to the basics and maybe has a compelling action star to anchor it. McCoy and Waugh directing Statham or Stallone? I’d be in the theater on opening weekend!
Hat Tip: ScreenCrush
And I’m Out.
Terry Malloy AKA Ed Travis