With Men in Black 3 opening in theaters this weekend, screenwriter David Koepp can set his sights on other pursuits. It’s being reported that one of those pursuits is the top-secret, sci-fi film The Wind, which Koepp wrote and will produce. The plot details are locked down at the moment, but Wind is known to take place in a space colony. The studio has taken a somewhat uncharacteristic route in tapping commercials helmer, Nic Mathieu, to make his directorial debut on The Wind. Mathieu’s track record in the industry boasts a long line of execs that were impressed with his work, notably his reported mastery over CG. Hit the jump to see what else is on Koepp’s plate and for some examples of Mathieu’s work.
Heat Vision reports that Mathieu made a strong impression with the studio during his “impressive and confident” presentation for The Wind. Anonymous Content has a few good examples of his work, notably a Super Bowl ad for Cadillac and a television ad for Zenith that highlights his comfort in the sci-fi genre. And before you go and dismiss a commercials director as someone unfit for the big screen, let me just drop a few names that started out that way: Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, David Fincher, Adrian Lyne and Michael Bay. Food for thought.
As for Koepp, he’s recently been attached to pen the Jack Ryan franchise reboot and an expected sequel to next week’s opener, nd let’s not forget the upcoming film Premium Rush, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt.