Christopher McQuarrie to Write and Direct Adaptation of British Miniseries UNFORGIVEN

     June 25, 2013

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Coming off of last year’s impressive Jack Reacher—his first directorial effort since 2000’s The Way of the GunChristopher McQuarrie is becoming quite the in-demand filmmaker.  He’s expected to direct Mission: Impossible 5, he’s working on a sequel to Jack Reacher at Paramount, and now’s he’s adding an adaptation of the British miniseries Unforgiven to his docket.  The 2009 miniseries told the story of a woman attempting to rejoin society after serving a 15-year prison sentence for murdering two cops after they came to evict her family from their farmhouse. She plans to live quietly with her troubled younger sister, but she’s soon targeted by two sons of one of her victims on a quest for revenge.  Deadline reports that McQuarrie will write, direct, and produce the feature film adaptation alongside Graham King’s GK Films.

McQuarrie was actually first involved with Unforgiven in 2010, when he signed on to write it as a star vehicle for Angelina JolieScott Frank was subsequently tapped to write and direct the film, but he eventually fell off the project.  McQuarrie is still expected to direct M:I 5 as his next project, but he’s adding Unforgiven to his to-do list.

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