After the surprise hit of the military thriller Act of Valor earlier this year, director Mike McCoy is set to go once more into the breach with Line of Sight. The Warner Bros. picture and Joel Silver production centers on an elite commando unit tasked with transporting sensitive cargo amidst an impending global threat. The twist on this tale is that it will be told from a point of view similar to a first-person shooter. Perhaps that’s why Peter O’Brien, who wrote the video game Halo: Reach, was brought in to polish up the F. Scott Frazier spec script. Heat Vision also reports that Ben Affleck was previously attached to direct, but left the picture, which allowed the Bandito Brothers director to step in.
Former Suits showrunner Sean Jablonski is currently working with TNT to develop React, an original military series. Barry Josephson (Bones) and Scott Waugh (who served as producer, director and editor of Relativity Media’s recent Act of Valor) are also signed on to the project. Waugh will handle the same duties on React as he did with Act of Valor, at least for the pilot. He will be joined by some of his Bandito Brothers partners should the series get picked up for a full run.
TNT is hoping to capitalize on the popularity of Act of Valor, which, despite being critically panned, won a Teen Choice Award (kids these days …) for best action film. React would be based on the reality of life in a black ops task forces. For more on the project, hit the jump.
The Bandito Brothers, the production company behind the commercial hit Act of Valor have released a teaser trailer for their sci-fi attempt, The Prototype. The story follows a humanoid robot (or a roboticized human) from a government program that goes rogue. As is the case when your superhuman test subjects break free, anything goes in the attempt to bring them down, regardless of how much money you pumped into their creation. The Prototype, written and directed by Bandito Brothers’ Andrew Will, stars Neal McDonough (Captain America: The First Avenger), Joseph Mawle (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) and Anna Anissimova. Hit the jump to check out the teaser.
The production team behind the successful Navy SEAL film Act of Valor have reteamed with co-director Mike “Mouse” McCoy to set up a new project. God’s Gulch, written by Brooks McClaren, who came up with the idea with McCoy, will be funded by Bandito Brothers. Here’s the logline for the film:
In the wake of the entire computer network shutting down and the ensuing economic and societal collapse, a group must come together to fight for their survival.
Collider got to sit down with co-directors McCoy and Scott Waugh to talk about Act of Valor, which continues to roll at the box office (but will come up against some heavy hitters soon). There’s no word yet on if any of the SEALs from Act of Valor have been bitten by the acting bug and will try to transition to God’s Gulch. Hit the jump for more.