Clive Owen Set to 'Recall' Some More Action from 'Taxi Driver' Writer
Since the British actor didn't land the job of Agent 007 with Daniel Craig taking the iconic role instead, apparently Clive Owen thought it would be appropriate to take on action all over the board to make up for it. Films like King Arthur, Sin City, Inside Man, Shoot 'Em Up and Killer Elite earlier this year have let Own cut loose as an action star, and it doesn't sound like he's done taking names and kicking ass anytime soon. Variety reports the actor is attached to star in the new action film Recall. Normally I wouldn't be interested in another action venture with Owen, writer Paul Schrader, the man behind Taxi Driver, wrote the script.
The veteran writer also wrote Raging Bull, The Last Temptation of the Christ, and Bringing Out the Dead for director Martin Scorsese, so we're not just dealing with another generic action writer handing in a script for a quick paycheck. The film will bring director Harold Becker, who hasn't helmed a film since Domestic Disturbance back in 2001 and Mercury Rising in 1998 before that, back to the feature film scene, and while that doesn't instill much confidence, taking on a script by Schrader with a name like Owen doesn't just go to any director, so maybe he's got the right creative mind to bring the story to life. Speaking of which, the film will follow an NSA agent trying to piece together the events of a botched hostage rescue operation. As the agent begins to recall events and unearth the truth, he finds he can trust neither his fellow soldiers nor his own mind. Definitely doesn't sound like your average action thriller. Interested?