Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer
The Farewell To Middle-earth Issue
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe: Get 12 Issues For £25
Buy the perfect Christmas present this year
Farewell To Middle-earth
Full details of our Peter Jackson-edited issue
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
First Look At Jessica Chastain In Crimson Peak
She's dressed to impress
True Story Trailer Arrives
James Franco has a tale to tell
Bill Murray Will Sing As Baloo For The Jungle Book
He knows the Bare Necessities
New American Sniper Trailer Online
Bradley Cooper shoots to kill
Tak3n Becomes A 12A
Bryan Mills adds 'killing with kindness' to his skills...
Anthony Mackie Will Make A Wish
He's set for a new comedy
Robert Rodriguez Officially Set For Fire And Ice
Sony has bought the project
The Martian Script Goes Interstellar
Exclusive look at Ridley Scott’s space-bound artwork
Podcast #142: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Tim Burton
Featuring The Interview(s)
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
16 December 2014
Hugh Jackman In Talks For X-Men: Apocalypse
The universe is not surprised
First Trailer For Knight Of Cups
Christian Bale wants a love experience
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Pan
17 July 2015
Chappie
06 March 2015
Enemy
02 January 2015
Exodus: Gods And Kings
26 December 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Transformers: Age Of Extinction (2014)
Empire Star Rating
X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Frank (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Lone Survivor (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Out Of The Furnace
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Hugh Jackman Is Taking Prisoners
He'll star in the thriller

16 March 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Heat Vision Blog

submit to reddit

Hugh Jackman Is Taking Prisoners

Kidnap thriller Prisoners has been sitting in development jail for so long we imagine it has worn its prison mug down to the nub rattling it across the bars. But here comes the warden with good news! It may have just won parole, as Hugh Jackman is now attached to star for Incendies director Denis Villeneuve.

Jackman will be a small-town carpenter whose life is thrown into chaos when his young daughter and her best friend are kidnapped. Fuelled by vigilante rage, he decides to take matters into his own hands, and kidnaps the man he thinks is responsible. There’s just one teeny little problem: he might have snatched an innocent person…

Back in the strange, barbaric period that citizens of the past called 2009, Prisoners was one of the hot new kids on the block, a Black List script written by Aaron Guzikowski that had actors, directors and studio types all a-flutter. Even before Alcon Entertainment picked it up, the screenplay had the likes of Jackman, Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Bryan Singer and Antoine Fuqua attached at various times.

But by the time 2010 rolled around, things had slowed down considerably, even with Alcon Entertainment pushing the project out to every agent in town. Then Leonardo DiCaprio showed interest and everything heated up again, only to die down. Last year, Michael Fassbender was offered the lead.

And so we come to today, with Jackman seemingly in place and Villeneuve calling the shots. Don’t go thinking that it’ll dash into production, however: there’s the small matter of the rest of the cast to round up and Jackman’s schedule being stuffed with Les Miserables and The Wolverine until later in the year.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Zoe Saldana Plans A Swindle
Megan Fox is in on the job
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!

SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS

SAVE UP TO 69% GET 12 ISSUES FOR ONLY £25
Get the best seat in the house by subscribing to the world's biggest movie magazine today. Save up to 69% and every month you'll get exclusive subscriber-only covers, access to the biggest stars and the best news, reviews and behind-the-scenes reports straight from the set. Click here to find the perfect offer for you


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Review Of The Year: 10 Best Soundtracks Of 2014
The scores and OSTs to add to your playlist

Watch: Night At The Museum's Cast Share Their Favourite Robin Williams Performance
Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Ben Kingsley pay tribute to the actor

Watch: Jack O'Connell And Luke Treadaway Talk Unbroken
On POWs, panto and how to name your bomber

Review Of 2014: The 15 Best Cameos Of The Year
Our favourite one-scene movie-stealers

8 Things You Can Learn From The BFI's Star Wars Exhibition
The original crawl, a 'grotesque' villain and a very different princess

Review Of The Year: 40 Worst Posters Of 2014
One-sheets that you'd rather not have on your wall

Hobbit Q&As: Ian McKellen On Finally Saying Goodbye And Farewell To Gandalf The Grey
Read our exclusive Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies interviews

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)