The Fourth Kind Director Set for Two New Intriguing Projects
by Ethan Anderton
January 25, 2010
Despite the fact that The Fourth Kind failed to draw in the box office or critical acclaim, director Olatunde Osunsanmi has lined up two interesting projects for the future. First, Variety reports he's set to direct The Commuter, a script from Byron Willinger & Philip De Blasi which follows a man's deadly commute from work in New York City. Sounds like a Hitchcockian, wrong-place-at-the-wrong-time kind of story, and for some reason makes me think of that commercial featuring the dangerous Stunt City. In addition Osunsanmi, has been tapped to write, and potentially direct an adaptation of the yet-to-be-released video game Zero-G.
Fox optioned the game a little less than a year ago when the game was still in development. The story within the game focuses on an attack on a major US city with a devastating, never-before-seen weapon that creates a state of zero gravity (which just sounds awesome). Fox has intentions of turning the flick into a tentpole, but I've yet to hear or even find anything on the progress or potential release of the game itself, so I'm not sure if there's any other elements out there that'll give us a better idea of the story. Anyway, both of these projects sound pretty interesting for Osunsanmi, and we'll be on the look out for any further developments.