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'Casino Royale' Director Martin Campbell Set to Helm 'Sebastian X'

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December 9, 2014
Source: Variety

Sebastian X

Since directing Casino Royale in 2006, and introducing the world to Daniel Craig as James Bond, filmmaker Martin Campbell hasn't had much luck on the big screen. Edge of Darkness wasn't a big success, even though that was more the fault of Mel Gibson's personal life, and Green Lantern was a bomb (he might very well be to blame for that). But now Campbell is ready to move on with an adaptation of the graphic novel Sebastian X set up at Voltage Films and Valhalla Motion Pictures (with "The Walking Dead" executive producer Gale Anne Hurd on board), working in conjunction with the publisher Humanoids.

If you're not familiar with Sebastian X, Variety says the graphic novel by Michelangelo La Neve follows an elite cop who, after a near-fatal injury, is implanted with the memories of the world’s most notorious terrorist, named Sebastian X, in order to infiltrate his group before their next attack. Sounds like Face/Off but with memories instead of face transplants. Deja Vu screenwriter Bill Marsilii will be behind the script, which The Hurt Locker's Nicolas Cartier is producing through Voltage, but since development on this project is just beginning, it might be awhile before we heard any updates on development of the project.

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  • DAVIDPD
    Sounds audacious. I want to believe in Campbell.
  • Rock n Rollllll
    Campbell did a great job on Casino Royale. In fact, its my favorite Daniel Craig - Bond.
  • txJM
    Campbell is more than capable.
  • grimjob
    Edge of Darkness was a solid flick.

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