Ben Affleck May Direct and Star in LINE OF SIGHT

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Ben Affleck is currently at work directing and starring in the Iranian hostage drama Argo but he’s already eyeing his next feature.  According to THR, Affleck is in talks to direct the action flick Line of Sight for Warner Bros. and producers Joel Silver (The Matrix) and Andrew Rona (Unknown).  The plot “centers on an elite commando squad transporting cargo while dealing with a global threat.”  Sounds a little generic, but Affleck has brought his own edge to noir and heist flicks, so this could be interesting.  Oh, wait.  There’s more:  “One of the conceits of the movie is that it tells the tale from a point-of-view akin to a first-person shooter game.”  Hooray.  As we previously reported, Halo: Reach writer Peter O’Brien came on board to work on the script and now it looks like we know why.  Perhaps Affleck could bring something to the film that makes the FPS conceit more than a gimmick.  Or the movie could simply be Call of Duty but you’re not allowed to play and when a character dies there’s not a trite quotation about war.

Argo starts shooting next month in Los Angeles.  In addition to Affleck, the film also stars Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, and Alan Arkin (if you needed more reasons to be excited about it).

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  • darrin

    let it be in 3d plz

  • joe kerr

    we already had pictures that tell stories with first person POV from the blair witch project to the last exorcism and now they are translating it to the action genre

  • joe kerr

    and that “doom” flick starring the rock, remember that one scene in first person mode they made to homage the videogame?

  • Ash Talon

    Ben Affleck brought his own edge to noir and heist movies? The Town is basically Heat set in Boston, yet not nearly as interesting. I guess his own edge is to set films in Boston and rob the stories of any substantial depth.

  • tarek

    Stupid plot.
    I hate you Ben Affleck.

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