McG Confirmed To Direct New Luc Besson Action Movie, Kevin Costner To Star
There were reports of talks a few months ago, but it seems that all of the “i”s have been dotted, the ‘t”s have been crossed, and the ink has dried: McG will direct the newest action thriller from writer/producer Luc Besson and Kevin Costner has signed on to star.
The project was formerly titled Three Days To Kill, and we learned in August that the director and star were interested, but now Variety has learned that they are officially signed on. The movie is currently untitled and there’s no explanation as to why they didn’t like the name that they had. The screenplay was written by Besson with Adi Hasak (From Paris With Love) and follows a dying secret service agent (Costner) who decides that it is time to retire so that he can spend his final days with his family. That’s when he is given options, however: the Secret Service is willing to give him access to an “experimental drug” that would save him, but he would have to go on one final mission. He then finds himself trying to balance the different sides of his life while also working to overcome the hallucinations that come as a result of the cure.
The project is one of two that Besson is currently working on under his two film deal with Relativity Media, the other being the movie Malavita, which stars Robert De Niro as a mob boss who moves to France after being put in the Witness Relocation Program. That film also includes Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones, Dianna Agron and Domenick Lombardozzi.
McG most recently helmed the action movie This Means War with Tom Hardy and Chris Pine. Costner, who recently won an Emmy for his performance in the miniseries Hatfields & McCoys, will next be seen playing Pa Kent in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel.
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