Hitman's Xavier Gens Set to Direct Action Thriller 'The Fallout'
After previously directing Hitman and at one point being rumored to direct the new Conan movie, it looks like French filmmaker Xavier Gens' next project will actually be The Fallout, set to start shooting in February, 2010 in Eastern Europe (via ScreenDaily). The film, being produced and sold by ContentFilm, is set in a post-apocalyptic New York. Story details haven't been officially revealed yet, but it's being called "a thriller that combines elements of Assault on Precinct 13 with Lord of the Flies in a story of survival." From the mind of the guy who brought us Frontier(s), this project sounds like it'll be something very unique.
"Xavier's vision for this film is extraordinary. He brings a visual edge to this fascinating exploration of the human condition." producer Ross Dinerstein said. "With a collective of 'End of the World' movies hitting the theatres presently, this film will undoubtedly stand out like a ravenous pit bull in a school playground… brace yourselves cause this film has a serious bite to it!" said Producer Darryn Welch. What a choice of words. I don't think I want a pit bull barking at me in my movie, I'd rather let it kick ass on its own, right? The Fallout was written by newcomers Karl Mueller and Eron Sheean. Stay tuned for more updates on this!