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Need For Speed Director Plans Heist
Studying blueprints for Dreamworks project

12 November 2013  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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He hasn't quite knocked down Need For Speed yet, but Scott Waugh is already racking up his next project. The director is in talks to re-team with Dreamworks for their as-yet untitled "international heist project" which is being produced by Steve Zaillian.

The original concept was by John Hlavin (The Shield, Underworld: Awakening) and has since been hammered into screenplay form by Scott Rosenberg (Con Air, High Fidelity). The little that can currently be gleaned of the story gives us a man planning an impossible robbery, and making life even more difficult for himself by recruiting his "off the rails" brother.

Before the Aaron Paul cross-country car-chase epic, Waugh had a surprise hit with the militaristic Act Of Valor. Given his proclivities we might expect plenty of action from Untitled Heist, but perhaps that set-up also allows for a previously untapped vein of comedy.

It's by no means the only heist movie coming along the tracks. Be sure not to confuse it with Lionsgate's Action No. 1 (the one about the theft of Nic Cage's priceless Superman comic); the untitled film by Argo writer Chris Terrio, which at one point had Paul Greengrass and George Clooney interested; Adrien Brody's American Heist; or Jason Segel's comedy about the world's biggest maple syrup theft.

Need For Speed is currently in post-production and is out in the UK on March 14.


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