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Max Thieriot Is A Prodigy
Starring in Chuck Russell's sci-fi

07 August 2008  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Max Thieriot is a Prodigy.

Why did we capitalise that? Well, Thieriot is pretty young (he’s 19) and we’re sure he’s quite prodigious, but Prodigy’s the name of a film, you see. A film to be directed by Chuck Russell, for whom this will mark his first outing behind the camera since 2002’s The Scorpion King, and in which Theiriot will star.

A sci-fi, Prodigy will see Theiriot – who we last saw as a young Hayden Christensen in Jumper – star as a pupil at an exclusive boarding school that produces world leaders with the help of drugs. When he’s framed for the murder of several alumni just a couple of days before he graduates, Theiriot must team up with the school valedictorian to go on the run and expose a massive conspiracy.

Hmm… could be good. Could be The Skulls with a sci-fi bent. But we don’t mind Russell as a director – he’s charmingly unpretentious, and directed two of the best horrors of the 1980s, in The Blob and A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, so he gets a lifetime’s pass from us.

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