'Taken' Director Pierre Morel Plans International Thriller 'Bastille Day'
With his action thriller Distrcit B13 landing him the high profile and surprisingly successful film Taken with Liam Neeson, director Pierre Morel has at least been having fun with action, including the silly but mostly entertaining From Paris with Love starring John Travolta. Now it sounds like he's keeping the action going strong overseas with another international thriller in his future. Heat Vision has word that Morel will direct a new thriller called Bastille Day from Andrew Baldwin, a screenwriter who has had two scripts show up on The Black List and is currently writing the remake of Logan's Run for Nicolas Winding Refn. Read on!
The original script follows a young American artist living in Paris and a washed-up CIA agent who are thrown together and tasked with diverting an imminent attack on the city. That doesn't sound a hell of a lot different then From Paris with Love, but it's likely the details, including the title implying that something will happen on French National Day (Bastille Day), which is celebrated on the 14th of July each year, that will change things up a bit. Of course, Morel's style has become pretty clear with flashy, fast-paced action trumping any real substance. But that doesn't mean his films aren't some good mindless fun at the movies. After all you can't have steak from Martin Scorsese everyday, and sometimes you need a fast food cheeseburger from Michael Bay or Pierre Morel. Sound good?