He may have found a joy in the small screen with The Blacklist and upcoming projects like NBC’s State of Affairs and TNT’s Fix-It Men, but first and foremost, Narc director Joe Carnahan is a filmmaker. Movies are in his blood, and while it may sometimes be a 12-round battle to the death for him to get the projects he wants made, nothing’s going to stop the man from being that which he has always set out to be. Knowing that, it comes as no surprise the director has signed on to helm Five Against a Bullet for Sony Pictures.
The news comes from Collider, who recently spoke with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura while he was making press rounds for this Friday’s release of Transformers: Age of Extinction. According to the site, the famed producer stated the following: “Joe [Carnahan], we just put on a project called Five Against a Bullet, which I’ve loved for a long time. It is a tale of a group of men who have become cynical, sort of lost their sense of hope about life and the world, who are rekindled and betrayed and rekindled and betrayed in this story, and it’s got some of the coolest action and some of the greatest characters, and it’s a really fantastic action movie that I think will really grab people. And Joe’s working on it right now.” In regard to Carnahan re-writing the script, the producer added, “We have a great script and no doubt he’ll put a little pen to paper as well, but we’re already in great shape and Sony loves the project and no doubt we’ll start trying to figure out how to cast that.”
So with three TV projects currently in the works, including the announced adaptation of Narc, in addition to his latest film, Stretch, which is currently waiting for a release date, it seems the Smokin’ Aces director is busier than he’s ever been — and that’s a good thing because if there’s one thing the world needs, it’s more Joe Carnahan films.
Now, if you’ll excuse us, we’re gonna go watch The A-Team for the millionth time.
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