TAKEN Director Pierre Morel in Talks to Helm THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD

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Taken director Pierre Morel has lined up a new international action film.  Heat Vision reports that Morel is in talks to helm the tantalizingly named The Hitman’s Bodyguard.  The story centers on a protection agent who is tasked with guarding a hitman awaiting a chance “to testify against a war criminal and ex-head of state of an Eastern European country.”  The success of the “opposites interact” project will likely depend on what actors are cast in the two leads.  Tom O’Connor (Fire with Fire) wrote the script.

Since Taken, Morel has only directed one other feature, 2010’s From Paris with Love.  He was previously attached to helm the international thriller Bastille Day, but is apparently no longer involved with that project.  He’s also on the shortlist of directors that Sony is eyeing for the Denzel Washington-fronted adaptation of the CBS series The Equalizer.

2011 Black List Announced; Alan Turing Biopic THE IMITATION GAME Tops List of Best Unproduced Screenplays

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Each year, Hollywood releases “The Black List.” The list is a compilation of the “best” unproduced scripts making the rounds of Hollywood, as voted on by hundreds of film executives. Past scripts that have made their way to the list include Diablo Cody’s Juno and Aaron Sorkin‘s The Social Network. This year, topping the list is Graham Moore’s script for the Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game. Turning was a mathematician and codebreaker during World War II who was criminally prosecuted for his homosexuality, after which he elected chemical castration over prison, and eventually ended his own life.

The Imitation Game has been in the works for a while, and last we heard Warner Bros. was keen on getting Harry Potter director David Yates to take the helm. Leonardo DiCaprio is also said to have taken a liking to the role of Turing. Also appearing on the list is Matt Damon’s planned directorial debut Father Daughter Time and Chewie, which tells the behind-the-scenes story of Star Wars from the perspective of Peter Mayhew. Hit the jump to peruse the entire list, which includes two Pinocchio projects, a movie about catching a screening of Jurassic Park, and zombies!

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