Sean Penn May Get Taken In By Pierre Morel For PRONE GUNMAN!
Liam Neeson was already a bad ass before Pierre Morel directed him in TAKEN. But it's undeniable that TAKEN really shot Neeson into the stratosphere, doing very good box office worldwide. Now Morel may do the same for Sean Penn, who isn't the first name you think of when you think action star. Morel is in talks to direct Penn, last seen doing DICK TRACY outtakes in GANGSTER SQUAD, according to Hollywood Reporter. PRONE GUNMAN, produced by Silver Pictures, casts Penn as an international spy who is suddenly cut loose by his organization and must flee. Considering Morel's pedigree, I'd bet that we'll see a lot of European settings and Penn taking people down in very quaint back alleys.
I think at this point in the game Penn's a far better director than actor, and he's certainly no slouch as an actor. I imagine he's taking projects like this to put himself on the map again so he can finance his more personal projects, and that's fine by me. I really want to see CRAZY FOR THE STORM - after INTO THE WILD, that particular story sounds right up his alley. Whatever gets him behind the camera again, I'm all for it. Granted, seeing Penn in a Joel Silver-produced actioner is unexpected, to say the least, but I'm certain that he'll bring his usual verisimilitude to the role, and Pierre Morel will make him look suitably kick ass.
Readers Talkbackcomments powered by Disqus
- Harry dives into STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS' spoilers to reveal the truth behind the blockbuster we're seeing! -- 317 total posts 192 posts
HERCULES ON THE RADIO!!
Learn What Ain’t It Cool’s TV Critic Thinks About STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS, Next Week’s HANNIBAL, MAD MEN, GAME OF THRONES, The New Fall Shows And More!! Listen And Call In LIVE Saturday 8pm PT/11pm ET!! -- 223 total posts 108 posts
- Nordling Reviews STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS! Spoilers Abound! You Are Warned! -- 1009 total posts 84 posts
- UPDATE The Friday Docback Calls 'The Name of the Doctor'!! DOCTOR WHO's S7 Finale Arrives This Weekend!! Now With Glen's Ultra-Brief, SPOILER FREE MiniReview!! -- 329 total posts 71 posts
- Hey! Fat Face! Here's The New Teaser To ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND CONTINUES! -- 206 total posts 65 posts
‘Darkness Will Devour Them All!!’
Sunday Brings Antepenultimate GAME OF THRONES For HBO!! -- 63 total posts 63 posts
- Here's A Behind-The-Scenes Look At MAN OF STEEL With New Footage! Also... Is Supergirl In The Prequel Comic? -- 133 total posts 56 posts
- Mr. Beaks Reviews STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS! -- 1165 total posts 28 posts
- 1st Trailer for Jean Pierre Jeunet's THE YOUNG AND PRODIGIOUS SPIVET!!! Joy Follows... -- 39 total posts 23 posts
Ben Affleck Tonight Hosts
SNL’s 38th Season Finale!! -- 52 total posts 19 posts