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'Hummingbird' to Mark 'Eastern Promises' Writer's Directorial Debut

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April 11, 2011
Source: Deadline

Steven Knight

After delivering great work on the page for films like Eastern Promises and Dirty Pretty Things, writer Steven Knight is going to try his hand behind the camera. Deadline reports the screenwriter is set to make his directorial debut with a new thriller called Hummingbird. The writer also scripted the story himself which follows a damaged ex-special forces soldier, who finds himself trapped in the criminal underworld, and assumes another man's identity to exact revenge. If it has the same kind of edge and grit that made David Cronenberg's Eastern Promises with Viggo Mortensen such a great crime thriller, then we should be in for a treat.

It also helps that Paul Webster and Tracey Seaward at New Regency (who were behind Eastern Promises) are producing this new thriller as well, so that certainly bodes well for the project. Casting is currently underway, so we should be hearing news on that front soon. Making the jump from writing to directing is always a risky move, even if the writer has proven himself on the page countless times before, but I'm hoping Knight can pull it off and bring something fresh to the crime thriller genre. Interested?

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