Posted on Thursday, June 25th, 2015 by Peter Sciretta
Today it was announced that Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight, Olympus Has Fallen) is set to star in a new high concept action film titled Live!. The exciting thing about the film is it not only takes place in real time but is also being shot in real time. (Although I’m a bit skeptical about that approach; I’m sure they will make use of invisible blended cuts similar to those in Birdman.)
The script, written by Jeremy Drysdale, “tracks disgraced cop, Kyle Penny (Eckhart), on his hunt to rescue Police Commissioner Volk’s kidnapped daughter, trapped somewhere in the city with only 80 minutes to live.” The real-time angle comes in as Penny teams with an online news reporter, who captures a live video feed of the hunt.
Live! will be the directorial feature film debut of award winning second unit action directors/stunt coordinators Darrin Prescott & Wade Allen (John Wick, Insurgent, Drive).