Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Empire's New Tom Cruise Cover
The Jameson Empire Awards 2014
Vote: The Greatest 301 Movies Of All Time!
Rebecca Hall:
My Movie Life

The actress picks the movies that shaped her
Mountain Dew Green Screen
Register Now to see X-MEN First Class!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Mrs Doubtfire Sequel Heats Up Again
Robin Williams could be back in the make-up
First Poster For The Equalizer
Denzel Washington walks the line
David Koechner To Lead Scouts Vs. Zombies
Ging gang zombie zombie zombie gonna eatcha
First Trailer For Eli Roth's Green Inferno
Stomachs rumble in the jungle
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
19 March 2014
Travolta & Hawke Head For Valley Of Violence
They're starring in a Ti Western
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Getaway (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Before Midnight (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Purge (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Host (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Ethan Hawke On For Andrew Niccol's Latest
Team Gattaca reunites

24 October 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

It’s been a rough couple of years for writer / director Andrew Niccol. His last two films, Justin Timberlake sci-fi pic In Time and Stephenie Meyer adaptation The Host, were excoriated by critics and hardly set the box office alight. So you can understand why he might be looking to recapture some of the early magic of Gattaca, teaming back up with that film’s star, Ethan Hawke, for a new untitled project.

Hawke, who also cropped up in Niccol’s Lord Of War, is on to play a fighter pilot who accepts a gig flying drones from Las Vegas. Initially, he’s happy to control the controversial death-dealers and then head back for life with his wife and kids in the suburbs.

Then, however, his conscience starts to itch at his brain, and he starts to wonder if he’s merely creating more terrorists with his missions and worries that he’s in a never-ending conflict.

Niccol wrote the script and aims to kick off shooting in February. Hopefully he’ll get back to the slightly more subtle messages of Gattaca and feature less of the clumsy polemics of In Time.


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

Paul Feig Producing Peanuts
Helping re-animate Charlie Brown and Snoopy
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

Too Good...
Hawke is way too good of an actor to keep pimpin' himself out for horror shlock. Although, that vampire flick was pretty good. More

Posted by BrothaAcrossThePond at 06:03 on 31 October 2013 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Ten Things To Know About The Spooks Movie
Under the hood of The Greater Good

Who’s In Spider-Man’s Sinister Six?
A bluffer’s guide to the planned spin-off from the Amazing Spider-films

14 YouTube Videos Every Game Of Thrones Fan Should Have Watched By Now
From goats singing the theme tune to every death in under three minutes

Hollywood's Biggest Names On Their Favourite Films
Stars and directors like Nolan, Whedon, Wright and Ford on the films that inspire them

The Remake Report: Hollywood's Do-Overs Coming Our Way
The redoes, remakes, reboots, reworkings and reimaginings headed our way…

The Nebraska Playlist
Alexander Payne programmes a movie marathon for us

More Found Footage: Another 25 Trailers That Tease Missing Scenes
Further sequences that disappeared between promo and final cut

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get Limited Edition Collectable X-Men Art Cards

Subscribe today and get 6 issues of Empire plus a set of collectable X-Men Art Cards for only £20!

Subscribe today

Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Just £25
Receive limited edition subscribers-only covers every 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  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)