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Olivier Megaton Will Be Taking Gotham
Directing the action thriller

13 December 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Olivier Megaton

With a surname like his, Olivier Megaton was all but destined to end up either (a) directing action movies or (b) becoming a cheesy super-terrorist. Thankfully (depending on how much you enjoyed Taken 2), he chose the former route. And Megaton will be back behind the camera for yet another high-octane thriller with Taking Gotham.

Thomas Kelly wrote the movie, apparently based on actual events. In what sounds like a modern version of the team seen in the upcoming Gangster Squad, a elite team is formed after a string of brutal robberies in New York.

For a while, the secretive NYPD squad is effective at curbing the robbers, but then a deadly sting operation happens and police chiefs disavow the unit.

Desperate to clear their name, the squad goes rogue, heading deep underground and acting without authorisation. Nicolai Fuglsig had been attached to call the shots, but now Emmett/Furla Films has Megaton in place to spend $60 million mostly on bullets and blood squibs.

He’s cranking up the madness this coming March.


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