Now You See Me director Louis Leterrier is set to bring his magic to the adventure fantasy project COMMANDER ALEXANDER. Leterrier will direct the script from Dallas Clayton, a children’s book author who is known for such whimsical titles as Lily the Unicorn.
The story follows a man who inadvertently journeys back into the make-believe world he created as a child only to find it has fallen into ruins. Now, he must fight to save the world he once loved, and, in the process, learn you are never too old to follow your dreams.
The project seems like a good fit for Leterrier as he has tackled many projects in the action realm. He helmed the first two installments of The Transporter and directed Jet Li in Unleashed. As for the fantasy side of things, he has dabbled in Krakens and superheroes, having directed The Incredible Hulk starring Edward Norton as well as the remake of Clash of the Titans. Commander Alexander will be a change of pace for his more “adult” material as the film was written by a children’s book author and focuses on a child going on an adventure rather than a big green guy demolishing buildings.
Leterrier recently directed the action comedy The Brothers Grimsby. He also served as executive producer of Now You See Me 2. He is currently attached to helm Fox’s adaptation of best-selling author Joe Hill’s The Fireman at Fox.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer