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John Singleton to Direct and Produce Action Thriller 'Layover'

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April 30, 2010

John Singleton

While most people get pissed off at the mere mention of a layover in their travel plans, it looks like director John Singleton has sought one out for himself as Variety reports that Singleton has signed on to produce and direct the action thriller titled Layover. Written by Jay Longino & Michael Browning, the story centers on an ex-con whose family is kidnapped by a group of corrupt TSA agents while on a seven-hour layover (I'd be more pissed at the seven-hour layover). No word on casting yet, however, this is still a long ways off since Singleton will next direct another thriller, titled Abduction, starring the much swooned-over Taylor Lautner.

Singleton's never really impressed me much as a filmmaker, with the exception of maybe Boyz n the Hood, and honestly, I might go so far as to call previous endeavors like Shaft (the one with Samuel L. Jackson) and 2 Fast 2 Furious (the worst movie in the franchise, and that's saying something) absolute misfires. Though I haven't seen Four Brothers, it was apparently good enough to spawn a forthcoming sequel. I guess we'll see how good of a director he can be with Abduction, and if he can get a decent performance out of Lautner, who is poised to be the next big young action star (if people start to like him). We'll keep our eye on this anyway.

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  • Naz Michaels
    Hey guys, Im from the UK, can someone explain what a layover is? Is it an american thing, like 'Date Night. I saw the film 'Date Night'(very disappointed considering it had Steve Carell and Tina Fey, two of my favourite comedy actors at the moment) and then thought no one in the uk does that but was told it was an american tradition.
  • RZA Fan
    This actually seems like itd be a pretty good story or atleast pretty good watch. TSA is great but how this movie intends to use them evil(ly) is beyond me.
  • Caveman3k
    #1 "L--O Mate" O wait thats not Brittan. Anyway, a Layover is when youre traveling, by plane, from 1 destination to another. Unless its a straight flight there without any stops, There will be a "layover" at an airport in between your starting point and destination. <----period Why? It gives the plane a chance to refuel. It gives the airline a chance to group passenger together at a central location, filter them (based on destination) then shoot them off to like destinations. In other words, it saves the airlines money. -btw- Layover can last up to 12 hours at times.
  • Caveman3k
    This movie sounds pretty interesting. Lot of things can go on during a layover. Especially when you fall asleep, in the terminal.

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