Jonathan Hensleigh Has Nine Lives

A new action movie with Bruckheimer

Jonathan Hensleigh Has Nine Lives

by Nick de Semlyen |
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If you’re a fan of action cinema – and by that, we mean big, dumb, popcorn-flogging behemoths of the variety Bruckheimerus Ludicrousus – then you’re going to be happy with the following piece of news: top screenwriter Jonathan Hensleigh is set to reteam with uber-producer Jerry Bruckheimer on a new action thriller entitled Nine Lives.

Why would this make you happy? Well, because previous Bruckheimer-Hensleigh collaborations include The Rock (which is forty shades of awesome), Con Air (the most enjoyably silly movie ever made. Probably. Don’t carry out tests, please), Armageddon (if you say you didn’t cry when Bruce Willis died so we could live, then may God have mercy on your soul) and Gone In 60 Seconds (tumbleweed, crickets, Empire whistling to itself while looking circumspect). And, as Meat Loaf obviously meant to say, three out of four ain’t bad.

And now, after a bit of a break wherein he wrote and directed The Punisher and the as-yet unseen cannibal horror Welcome To The Jungle (which really should be renamed The Rundown over here), Hensleigh has come back to the Bruckheimer fold with a nifty little idea.

Nine Lives is a thriller about a police detective nicknamed Nine Lives because of the number of times he’s been shot while on the job (oo-er, missus!) and survived. We're guessing that 50 Cent might be a good choice for the lead role - after all, he's done the research.

Bruckheimer will produce through his Disney-based company, but don’t let that fool you into thinking that this is going to be all sweetness and light; for Déjà Vu was also made with Disney, and it had cuss words and everything. (We can’t be bothered to do the obvious Déjà Vu gag, so don’t worry)

No word yet on whether Hensleigh is going to direct from his own script, but we’d be mightily surprised if he didn’t want to step up and take a swing at the big leagues; for Déjà Vu was also made with Disney, and it had cuss words and everything.

Sorry. Couldn't resist.

Anyway, more news on Nine Lives as and when etc. etc.

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