Rod Lurie Directing Borderline

A new hostage thriller

Rod Lurie Directing Borderline

by James White |
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We’re still waiting to see waiting to see Rod Lurie’s latest – which attempts the ballsy move of remaking Sam Peckinpah’s controversial Straw Dogs – but the director is already thinking about his next likely project, signing on to direct kidnap drama Borderline.

Written by Justin Marks and set to be produced by the teams behind The Hurt Locker and Blue Valentine, Borderline finds a family taken hostage by a group of criminals on the run. The battle of wits that ensues between the father of the family (who’ll stop at nothing to save his wife and child) and the leader of the crooks is the central focus of the drama.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lurie is looking to make something that harkens back to the likes of **The Sugarland Express **and The Getaway.

There’s no word on when he’ll get started shooting, especially since he’s still looking for the two actors that can take the juicy lead roles, but he clearly wants to get to work as soon as possible. Marks, meanwhile, has been building quite the scriptwriting career for himself, despite only having one actual produced credit so far in Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li. It’ll be interesting to see if Borderline becomes the next film of his to actually arrive on screen.

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