http://www.empireonline.co.uk/site/news/newsstory.asp?news_id=16965 Fried Green Death Pacino has 88 Minutes to live in Jon Avnets new thriller 19 July 2005 The director of Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Café hooking up with the star of Scent Of A Woman How could the result be anything less than a knuckle-whitening, pulse-quickening thrill ride? Well, Al Pacino and Jon Avnet might not be names youd readily associate with high-concept popcorn flicks, but their new project threatens to be just that. Scripted by The Fast And The Furious writer Gary Thompson, 88 Minutes will tell the tale of a college professor, played by Pacino, who pulls down a second job as forensic psychiatrist for the FBI. The perk of picking up dual paychecks wears thin, however, when he is informed that he has exactly 88 minutes left to live. Rather than finishing off the last couple of episodes on his Seinfeld box set or hiding under his desk, the professor embarks on a mission to track down his enemies and save his life. Wiith a 24 movie in an early stage of development, could this be Pacinos attempt to out-Bauer Bauer? With that time-specific title, it would be a bit of a surprise if 88 Minutes doesnt jump onto the real-time bandwagon. Which, so long as its a hell of a lot better than Nick Of Time, sounds good to us. http://www.comingsoon.net/news/topnews.php?id=10445 Jon Avnet to Helm 88 Minutes Source: Variety July 19, 2005 Jon Avnet will direct Al Pacino in 88 Minutes, a co-production of Millennium Films and Emmett/Furla Films. Variety says the drama is set for an October 15 start in Vancouver. Written by Gary Thompson (The Fast and the Furious, NBC's Las Vegas), 88 Minutes centers on a college professor who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI. The professor must use his sleuthing skills to save his hide after he's told that he'll be killed in 88 minutes. Avnet previously directed Fried Green Tomatoes and his most recent feature was 1997's Red Corner.