Confirmed: Louis Leterrier Will Direct Sci-Fi Disaster Film “G” (Formerly GRAVITY) After NOW YOU SEE ME

     February 22, 2011


Several months ago, we learned Louis Leterrier (Clash of the Titans) was circling a disaster film (then called Gravity) with this cool premise: “a father who has to search for his lost child as the world stops spinning and Earth begins to lose its gravity.”  Leterrier has officially signed on to produce and direct the movie, now called G, for Universal Pictures.  The project is based on an original idea by producer Guymon Casady (The Expendables) that has drawn comparisons to The Day After Tomorrow and Taken. Leterrier, Casady, and fellow producers Mark Gordon (2012), George Nolfi and Michael Hackett (The Adjustment Bureau) are currently looking for writers to turn the visually rich logline into a script.

Heat Version confirms that Leterrier will first direct Now You See Me, a heist thriller that pits FBI agents against “a super team of the world’s greatest illusionists.”  Leterrier previously demonstrated a penchant for single-letter titles with his interest in the acclaimed comic book Y: The Last Man.  I believe Y: The Last Man will reach the screen before I die (hopefully after I read it), but it seems increasingly unlikely that Leterrier will own the “Directed by” credit.  Leterrier has two “go” projects on his plate, while last we checked he was struggling to find financing for Y.  No matter — Now You See Me has potential, and G sounds positively cool.

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  • dogg

    PLEASE tell me they’re not saying the world has gravity BECAUSE it’s turning. If they can sell that to the public, I’m giving up on humanity.

    • Big Dumb Ape

      Gravity is caused by MASS being attracted, but in defense of the public (and your statement about giving up on them) the spinning of the Earth does AFFECT gravity as well. For example, the closer you are to the equator, the less you feel it (versus standing at one of the poles). Hence the reason many people mistakenly equate the Earth’s rotation with actual cause.

      As for this movie — sorry, but it does not sound “positively cool.” It sounds like utter nonsense. Once again Hollywood thinks THIS is worth spending big bucks on? Seriously, if the suits at Universal are THAT anxious to flush away loads of cash down the toilet, please give me their contact info. In these hard economic times, I’ll be more than happy to send them my address and they can just mail the money to me instead…!