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Len Wiseman To Direct Motorcade
Terrorists hijack the President's car!!!

14 November 2008  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  

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There’s nothing that fills Empire’s heart with joy more than writing the words, ‘Len Wiseman has signed on to direct’, and so imagine the paroxysms of pleasure we experienced when the news broke that – yes! - Len Wiseman has signed on to direct the action thriller, Motorcade.

As you might have guessed from the title, it’s about a terrorist attack on the President of the United State’s motorcade as it travels through Los Angeles, which makes it sound like Die Hard meets In the Line Of Fire. And that, friends, means it could be - could be - potentially - potentially - awesome.

Wiseman has been trying to get various projects, including Gears Of War, off the ground since his last film, Die Hard 4.0, and he may have been attracted to Motorcade by the Die Hard-y vibe.

Of course, dozens of films have attempted the Die Hard on a/in a/up a… template since the original and best in 1988, but the fact that Billy Ray – the intelligent writer/director of Shattered Glass and Breach – has written this gives us cause to hope that it won’t be a cheap knock-off.

Ray rewrote the original script, by Hans Bauer and Craig Mitchell, while Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald will produce for DreamWorks.

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RE: I got no truck with Len Wiseman
I don't really get why Wiseman is so abused, I'd imagine a lot of it could stem from jealousy over the fact he gets to bone Beckinsalenot saying he's an absolutely fantastic director or anything, but I feel I can rely on him to shoot a good ole action romp. And he has to be praised just for the fact that he can still shoot an action scene that's actually comprehensible, and hasn't yet resorted to any of that in your face shakey cam shite. More

Posted by captainrentboy at 15:42 on 14 November 2008 | Report This Post

I got no truck with Len Wiseman
He made a half-decent Die Hard movie and is knocking boots with Kate Beckinsale. That makes him pretty respectable in my book. More

Posted by sowasred2012 at 10:59 on 14 November 2008 | Report This Post

Len Wiseman ...
... needs to shut the f*ck up and go work in a petrol station. More

Posted by Nicky C at 10:31 on 14 November 2008 | Report This Post


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