James McTeigue Unearths Alien Splinter Cell

The V For Vendetta cheif is directing the sci-fi thriller

James McTeigue Unearths Alien Splinter Cell

by James White |
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He’s dabbled in comic book conspiracies, martial arts action and historical fiction suspense, but now** V For Vendetta.

Morgan Davis Foehl, who worked on cyber thriller Blackhat for Michael Mann, has written the script for this one, which has locked most of its plot details away for now. But The Hollywood Reporter has heard that it’ll mash up a spy thriller like The Bourne Identity with a story that finds aliens living amongst humans as their race builds up to a big invasion plan. Think US drama The Americans, but with aliens instead of Russians.

McTeigue, who last released Edgar Allen Poe detective pic The Raven, is juggling several potential projects, including a Bloodsport remake and a drama about Elliot Ness and Al Capone. He’s currently finishing up work on action thriller Survivor, starring Pierce Brosnan, Milla Jovovich and Emma Thompson, and is one of the directors on Sens8, the TV series developed by his old bosses The Wachowskis and Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski.

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