Clive Owen and Daniel Bruhl Cast in Fresnadillo's 'Intruders'
by Alex Billington
April 8, 2010
What happened to BioShock? Heat Vision is reporting that Clive Owen and German actor Daniel Bruhl, who played Fredrick Zoller in Inglourious Basterds, have been cast in Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's new thriller Intruders. Shooting is supposed to start in June in London and Madrid. So it looks like BioShock really has been delayed again, since that was possibly going to be Fresnadillo's next movie after Gore Verbinski left the project. Oh right, it's Universal, they're canceling everything that could be good. So what is Intruders about? Well, all we know is that the story centers on an 11-year old girl who's forced to confront childhood demons.
Clive Owen will play the girl's father, but no word on who Bruhl will play. Casting is still underway, but they have a few months to go before shooting starts, so I'm sure we'll hear more about this. Heat Vision does say that Fresnadillo is "still attached to direct Bioshock" but this will indeed be his next English-language movie since 28 Weeks Later. Universal Pictures International is financing the project with Spanish media company Antena 3, but Universal is not necessarily distributing in the US. I'm curious to hear more about the plot, as this could be an interesting little project. Maybe this means that Clive Owen could end up in BioShock, too?
They better not cancel Bioshock, but this casting update is great Owen and Bruhl are both great actors, so Intruders is starting to pick up steam! As for Bioshock, I'm hoping Fresnadillo gets to helm it, he's a perfect fit. The only problem I have is the fact that it seems like they will follow the actual game story line, which would be a mistake. I would perfer to see them direct a film based in Rapture and not based on Jack's character. Have the film following the 1959 riots from Ryan, Tenebaum, Fontaine, or A splicer's point of view that seems the only safe way to do it, create a story within the game's plot.
Xerxex on Apr 8, 2010
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