John Hillcoat, the director of “The Road” and “The Proposition” before that, as well as the video game movie for “Red Dead Redemption” (watch it all here) has signed on to direct the in-your-face actioner FIVE AGAINST A BULLET. The project, from writer Alex Litvak (“Predators”, and the big spec sale “Medieval”) centers on the son of a respected Mexican politician who is brutally murdered, and who now vows to clean up the streets, and to run for his father’s position in office, to take back the country he loves. But to do it, he’s going to need to hire four of the most dangerous men in the world to help him. Hillcoat, who is also attached to direct “The Wettest County in the World” and “Triple Nine” may need to step away from a few project to make this one work into his schedule, but as with any busy director they always have 4-5 projects in the pipeline, just waiting to go.
Personally do I love Hillcoat?… absolutely. Do I think he’s right for this project?… not necessarily. But, he’s in, and it’s on!