'A Good Day to Die Hard' Director to Helm 'I.T.' with Pierce Brosnan
Audiences will see Pierce Brosnan get back into action mode this weekend with The November Man (and there's already a sequel on the way), but that's not the only action he'll be seeing on the big screen. The former James Bond is set to star in I.T., another thriller set up at Voltage Films with A Good Day to Die Hard helmer John Moore attached to direct. But it sounds like there won't quite be as much action as either of their recent projects since the story follows Brosnan as a publisher whose relationship with a young I.T. consultant sours, causing the young man to use technology to threaten his family, business and life.
Deadline reports the script originally comes from Dan Kay, based on an idea from David T. Friendly and his Friendly Films banner. But now Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Live Free or Die Hard writer William Wisher Jr. will pen a new draft with production slated to begin this fall. Wisher hasn't really ever captured the same caliber of writing that he brought to the Terminator franchise, and with Moore directing, that lowers our expectations even more. But perhaps Brosnan is on a bit of a resurgence like Liam Neeson's career boost when he starred in Taken. We'll see what happens.