Director Pierre Morel has been set to helm the actioner Bastille Day. Vendome Pictures and Anonymous Content announced today that they will be producing the film from a screenplay by Andrew Baldwin. The story centers on “a young American artist living in Paris and a washed up CIA agent who together are tasked with diverting an imminent attack on the city.” Morel is no stranger to international thrillers as he previously helmed the “Liam Neeson is a badass” film Taken. He most recently directed the decidedly less awesome actioner From Paris with Love starring John Travolta.
Baldwin has been a hot screenwriter as of late, gaining notice for his Black List script The West Is Dead. He’s been working on the script for the Logan’s Run remake for director Nicholas Winding Refn and Warner Bros. is moving forward with his period Yakuza pic The Outsider with Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) attached to direct. Hit the jump to read the full press release concerning Bastille Day.
The remake of Logan’s Run has burned through numerous directors and writers. Directors Bryan Singer, James McTeigue (V for Vendetta), and Carl Erik Rinsch (the upcoming 47 Ronin) have all been attached in the past, and screenwriters including Alex Garland (28 Days Later) and Will Beall (Gangster Squad) have worked on the script. Hopefully the film has now found its dream-team in Drive director/star duo Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling. The two are re-uniting for the sci-fi film which takes place in a dystopian future where no one is allowed to live past the age of 30. Anyone who doesn’t go quietly is a “runner” and has to be tracked down for extermination.
According to Heat Vision, the project has now hired Andrew Baldwin to take on the screenplay. None of Baldwin’s previous scripts have made it to a finished feature, but he’s been busy selling his work. He gained attention from his Black List script The West Is Dead, he wrote Red Asphalt for director Timur Bekmembatov (Wanted), and Warner Bros. recently picked up his period Yakuza script The Outsider. Hit the jump for more on Logan’s Run.