F. Gary Gray to Direct Worthington in 'Last Days of American Crime'
by Ethan Anderton
May 9, 2011
Over a year ago we heard Avatar star Sam Worthington would star in an adaptation of Rick Remender's comic series The Last Days of American Crime. The comic has been adapted by Karl Gajdusek from a script by The Departed screenwriter William Monahan. Not only does it look like this will be Worthington's next project after completing production on the Clash of the Titans sequel, but now Deadline has reported F. Gary Gray who has helmed such thrillers as The Italian Job, The Negotiator, A Man Apart and most recently Law Abiding Citizen, will be at the helm of this new thriller that's set in the not-too-distant future.
So what's the story? In the not-too-distant future as a final response to terrorism and crime, the U.S. government plans in secret to broadcast a signal making it impossible for anyone to knowingly commit unlawful acts. But Graham Bricke (Worthington), a career criminal never quite able to hit the big score, intends to steal one of the charging stations before the signal is implemented, skip the country and live off unlimited funds for the rest of his life. However, the media has leaked news of the anti-crime signal one week before it was to go live and now Graham and his team have just a few days to turn the crime of the century into the last crime in American history. Even though I'm not the biggest Worthington fan, the concept does sound pretty cool. What do you think?
Never read the comic, but the concept sounds engaging. I'll be looking forward to following this in the coming months.
IceFilm on May 9, 2011
Don't know why people are so hard on Worthington, he isn't a bad actor at all. I'm excited for the director; Law Abiding Citizen was the bomb.
Lamar on May 9, 2011
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