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Liam Neeson is 'The Escapist' as Jim Mickle Set to Direct 'Esperanza'

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January 6, 2015

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Legendary Pictures announced a deal for impressive Cold in July director Jim Mickle to be at the helm of a new project called Esperanza, based on the book of the same name by John N. Maclean. And in that news, they also revealed another developing project elsewhere. First of all, Sean O'Keefe, a writer who has had several scripts picked up but not produced into feature films yet, will be scripting Esperanza, the story of a Spartan culture of firefighters battling the ‘perfect storm’ of wildfires. Sounds like 300 meets Planes: Fire & Rescue to me. And it's O'Keefe who is also behind that aforementioned project we learned was in the works.

In the same press release, it's mentioned that O'Keefe is working on a remake of The Escapist. The original UK thriller was directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Gambler), who will produce the remake now. The story followed Brian Cox as an inmate with a life sentence who stages a prison break by recruiting fellow inmates so that he can see his sick daughter. Now it's Liam Neeson who will take the lead role in the remake. The original hd an impressive supporting cast, so we'll see who else ends up in the film set up at Studio Canal soon enough. Either of these sound good?

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