Jeff Wadlow Goes Non-Stop

Directing a new Dark Castle thriller...

Despite a slightly patchy record, Joel Silver’s Dark Castle company continues to pump out the thrillers/genre movies. With Unknown doing decent business as their last cinematic outing, the company is now adding to its list of projects in development, nabbing spec script Non-Stop and attaching Jeff Wadlow to direct it.

Written by Chris Roach and John Richardson, Non-Stop is being kept largely under wraps, though the Heat Vision blog has ferreted out that it’s a claustrophobic action thriller with a gritty edge that focuses on an air marshal running into trouble when he works an internal US flight.

It all sounds like a mash-up of Jodie Foster thriller Flightplan and those action movies from the ‘80s and ‘90s, including Air Force One. And does anyone else get the idea that the title might lead to a time-crunch element reminiscent of Speed?

Wadlow, who is still best known for directing teen fight club drama Never Back Down and horror thriller Cry Wolf, apparently discovered the writing pair and developed the script with them. It remains to be seen if it gets off the ground. Sorry...