McTeigue Has A Message From The King

He's directing a new thriller...

McTeigue Has A Message From The King

by James White |
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He’s still best know for being the man who made V** for Vendetta **(and, to a lesser degree, Ninja Assassin), but James McTeigue has most recently been hard at work on The Raven, which finds John Cusack as legendary horror writer Edgar Allen Poe. Now, though, it seems he’s switching tracks once again for a character-based thriller called Message from the King.

No, it’s not a sequel to The King’s Speech (though part of us wishes it was Colin Firth’s monarch kicking ass for two hours while narrating his fight moves), but a story that finds enigmatic outsider Jacob King who arrives in Los Angeles on the trail of his sister who has mysteriously disappeared.

According to backers Filmnation, this one is right up McTeigue’s alley, and the company’s executives pushed to snag him following his work on The Raven. 

“After working with James and then seeing a cut of the film, it was very clear to us that we needed to make his next movie. We are thrilled to be working with him again,” blabs Filmnation’s Aaron Ryder in a release. It’s being pitched as boasting the tone of ‘70s thrillers with the added bonus of finding a new way to depict the City of Angels. Good luck with that…

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