Renny Harlin Picks Up Fallen Cross
A new mafia action thriller
Renny Harlin could use a boost. While he scored some decent notices for icy horror The Dyatlov Pass **Incident last year, both critics and filmgoers have greeted this year’s The Legend Of Hercules with ambivalence. Undeterred, [he’s pushing on into one his favourite playgrounds, the crime action thriller, with Fallen Cross**](http://www.screendaily.com/news/renny-harlin-to-direct-fallen-cross/5070207.article|rel=nofollow).
David Christopher O’Neill wrote the script, which follows a reformed mafia enforcer named Timothy Cole. As you might expect given his situation, life isn’t easy. Having ditched working for the crime syndicate he once served – the Chicago Cross – he’s languishing in prison and trying to put his past behind him.
But then members of the Cross start to threaten his family, so our hero must find a way to break out of jail and track down the criminals before they can kill his children. And that means picking up his old, murderous ways…
“Fallen Cross is a thrilling, smart, and character driven story with the kind of deep emotions and bad ass action I love to get my hands on,” Harlin says in a statement picked up by Screen International.
According to the director, there are the makings of a potential franchise here, though he’ll have to hope the first film makes an impact. He’ll kick off shooting later this year.