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'Attack the Block' Director Joe Cornish Finds 'Section 6' at Universal

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March 19, 2014
Source: The Wrap

Joe Cornish / Section 6

After directing the indie sci-fi favorite Attack the Block and being shortlisted for Star Trek 3, director Joe Cornish has decided to launch a hopeful franchise for his next project. The Wrap has learned that Universal has signed Cornish to direct Section 6, a historical spy thriller that will star Unbroken lead Jack O'Connell. As the title hints, the film will focus on the founding of the British intelligence agency MI6 during World War I times, following the agency's first director, Sir George Mansfield Cummings, who inspired the character "M" in the long-running James Bond franchise. That role has yet to be cast. Read on!

O'Connell is playing a promising young protege in the film while several unnamed A-list actors are circling the role of Cummings. This doesn't sound like the kind of film that could launch a franchise, but Universal things they have something promising here, especially with O'Connell in the lead. The studio is sweet on the actor since his performance in Unbroken is already being called a likely awards contender. After all, Universal won the spec script from unknown writer Aaron Berg in a furious bidding war, so it must be pretty damn good. We'll see how it all comes together soon enough. Anyone interested?

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