Sony Pits Five Against A Bullet

Lorenzo di Bonaventura's new thriller

No, it’s not a slightly more violent outing for Enid Blyton’s child adventurers The Famous Five. But Sony us now in talks to pick up action thriller Five Against a Bullet, which packs the producing power of Transformers/* G.I. Joe overlord Lorenzo di Bonaventura.

Five Against a Bullet will follow a Mexican politician whose father is slaughtered by a drug cartel. In order to protect him during a campaign to clean up his local area, the canny politico hires the five best bodyguards available. We hate to make uneducated stabs in the dark, but we’re also going to guess that a few rounds of ammo will be spent during the running time…

The script is by Alex Litvak, who was one of the screenwriting team for Predators and is responsible for Paul WS Anderson’s upcoming take on The Three Musketeers. So take that as either a reason to get excited or become very, very nervous.

There’s no word on casting or a director just yet, especially since Sony hasn’t finally locked in a deal for the movie. But whoever is responsible for making the thing will likely end up shooting in Puerto Rico and the US on a budget of around $30 million.

*Though doesn't that sound sort of amazing?