The film Law Abiding Citizen, starring Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler (and produced by Butler’s Shingle, Evil Twins) has gone through a lot of changes. Kurt Wimmer (Equilibrium) wrote the original script, which was re-written by Frank Darabont. At one point, Darabont was also set to direct. But he dropped off the project and was replaced by F Gary Gray. That tempered interest somewhat. But ET now has a trailer, and it looks like pulpy fun in the Wanted vein. Read More »
Jamie Foxx is in final talks to join Frank Darabont‘s Law Abiding Citizen, a psychological thriller about a criminal mastermind/victim of the legal system who controls a city from the confines of his prison cell. As a result of a plea bargain, one of his wife and daughter’s murderers will be set free, and he is now out to unleash revenge on the killers. Gerard Butler plays the successful assistant D.A. who stands in his way.
Darabont collaborated with Equilibrium scribe Kurt Wimmer on the script. Darabont has been nominated for for three Academy Awards for his Stephen King adaptations The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption. His 2007 adaptation of The mist was not as well received. I’m guessing that Citizen won’t require horribly rendered computer generated creature effects, although I could be wrong. The plot synopsis for the project has changed twice, and I’m not even sure if the current version I’ve printed above is accurate.
MTV has a batch of new movie posters from Cannes. The three most interesting can be seen above:
- Werner Herzog‘s (Grizzly Man) remake of Bad Lieutenant starring Nicolas Cage.
- Frank Darabont‘s (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) Law Abiding Citizen which stars Gerard Butler as an assistant D.A. is targeted by a victim of the legal system who looks to exact a certain revenge.
- Danny Boyle‘s (Trainspotting, 28 Days Later…) Slumdog Millionaire, a comedy about an illiterate kid who looks to become a contestant on the Hindi version of Who Wants to be A Millionaire in order to re-establish contact with the girl he loves, who is a huge fan of the show.
Slumdog Millionaire has completed filming, while the other two films are in preproduction. Check out more movie posters from Cannes on MTV.