Drew Pearce Set For The Long Run

He'll direct the action film

Drew Pearce Set For The Long Run

by James White |
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Someone hide the riding crops, berets and old-timey megaphones! Iron Man 3** co-writer Drew Pearce has made a deal to direct his script The Long Run for 20th Century Fox. No one is safe!

In truth, this is a delightful development, since not only did Pearce contribute considerably to the successful end result of the Marvel superhero film, but he also slipped on the director’s special hat for a follow-up, crafting One-Shot** All Hail The King**, which saw Ben Kingsley’s character languishing in prison following the events of the film. No less a director than Christopher McQuarrie showed faith in the man, having him write the early draft of Mission: Impossible 5, in addition to the other writing gigs he’s gotten – your Sherlock Holmes 3, for example.

Not much is known about The Long Run itself, other than that it’s apparently an original crime pic and that Pearce will have no one other than himself to blame if he doesn’t do the script justice. Since he also wrote it. Can’t wait to see behind the scenes video of those arguments.

In related Pearce assignments, he also has a script floating around that he co-wrote with Jason Segel, called Delinquents, which Segel is planning to star in. That one is also with Fox, but there’s no word on a director yet.

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