Len Wiseman to Play Shell Game

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  1. Hunter Rider Ronin

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    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=42820

    Source: Variety
    March 11, 2008


    Director Len Wiseman will make Lakeshore Entertainment and Columbia Pictures' Shell Game his next project, reports Variety.

    Set in the future, the sci-fi action thriller follows a detective who is faced with a moral dilemma as he investigates the dangerous black-market business of immortality.

    Justin Bondi and Andrew Ludington wrote the original screenplay, while Wiseman and Chris Morgan penned the most recent draft.

    Wiseman previously directed Live Free or Die Hard, Underworld and Underworld: Evolution. He is also producing

    Wiseman previously teamed with Lakeshore and Sony -- via its Screen Gems label -- on "Underworld" and "Underworld: Evolution," which he wrote and directed. Wiseman also is producing Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
     
  2. Hunter Rider Ronin

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    I really like the sound of this and Ive enjoyed Wiseman's other movies, hopefully he gets a good actor for the lead, it's also cool he turned down a safer bet remake project in favour of an original Passion project.
     
  3. Jspider13 it shall be done again.

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    I thought this was an adaption of Steve Alten's novel :(
     
  4. Dark Donnie Kenny Powers is Back!

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    Sounds like an original Idea. I wonder who will be cast in the lead? I thought Gerard Butler came to mind for some reason....


    Sounds like this really is a passion project for him, the article I read said he's waiting 5 years to make this so he could get the right budget and do the film the way he wanted.
     
  5. Hunter Rider Ronin

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    It sounds like the movie is ready to roll so i expect some casting soon, i'd like to see someone like Matthew Fox get the lead.
     
  6. Dark Donnie Kenny Powers is Back!

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    Yeah he'd be a good choice. I wonder where the budget's going to be around..
     
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    My first thought also. Not satisfied with sequels and remakes, Hollywood is now also stealing titles ;) :D
     
  8. Hunter Rider Ronin

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    From the way Wiseman is talking I imagine a $100M +.
     
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    Looking forward to seeing how the film is developed.
     
  10. Dark Donnie Kenny Powers is Back!

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    With that kinda budget im sure the visuals will look great. I loved what he did with Die Hard
     
  11. Octoberist point blank

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    you really liked die hard 4? or just the visuals?

    Visually, Wiseman is slick. But Die Hard 4 is not something to brag about if it comes to plotting, etc.
     
  12. Hunter Rider Ronin

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    You're entitled to your opinion. :yay:
     
  13. Dark Donnie Kenny Powers is Back!

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    I liked the film but some of the sequences were amazing....the freeway scene was awesome, as was most of the action sequences.
     
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    If Wiseman isn't writing then I'm down :)
     
  15. Octoberist point blank

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    Well meow meow mr Hunter mcRIDER!!!:o:bh::hehe:
     
  16. Hunter Rider Ronin

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    :funny: mc ? anyway i was just avoiding another discussion on something Ive discussed at length last summer, just keeping this thread to this movie. :cwink:
     
  17. tzarinna Mamochka

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    Sounds pretty cool.
     
  18. Watson Ninja delivery girl

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    I like the idea, but I can't say I'm a huge Wiseman fan. Can we have no PVC clad gang members in this one please?

    PS IMDB has just informed that Len was a prop master on many films, including Godzilla 98. hmmm.
     

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