Brian De Palma to Direct 70's Throwback Thriller 'The Key Man' Next

August 18, 2011
Source: Deadline

Brian De Palma

Though back in January we heard that Scarface director Brian De Palma would direct Passion, a remake of the French languge thriller Crime d'amour (or Love Crime). However, we haven't heard anything about the project since then, and it's still been four years since De Palma delivered his last feature film which was the military drama Redacted in 2007. Now Deadline has word that the filmmaker will be at the helm of a new thriller called The Key Man from writer Joby Harold. The story follows a single father who's targeted by U.S. government agents because his body contains answers to important national secrets.

Apparently the film is a throwback to movies of the 70's like Three Days of the Condor and Marathon Man with that paranoid thriller kind of feel. Interestingly enough, De Palma was a part of that particular period in cinema, but his more recent films have left something to be desired. Honestly, I haven't genuinely loved a De Palma film since Mission Impossible in 1996 and The Untouchables before that in 1987. Of course, going back to this genre from the past could be a nice trip back in time for the filmmaker, and it might be a nice change of pace from the contemporary thrillers being delivered today.

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  • Spider
    Sounds intriguing! I am glad to see DePalma back in the director's chair. I sure hope this flick gets a theatrical release!
  • Loser
    Love to see him back, You forgot to mention Carlito`s Way




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