Act Of Valor Co-Director Replaces Ben Affleck On Line Of Sight
Ben Affleck is quickly becoming one of the most popular filmmakers in Hollywood. Both Gone Baby Gone and The Town were critical hits, and the filmmaker's latest movie, Argo, has some incredible buzz following its premiere at the Telluride Film Festival. He's been attached to a number of potential projects as a result, but, as all popular directors eventually learn, there's only so many hours in a day. So, sadly, Affleck is no longer is lone to direct the upcoming thriller Line of Sight, but a replacement has already been found.
Mike "Mouse" McCoy, one of the two directors that made the real-life marine action film Act of Valor earlier this year, is now in talks to helm Line of Sight, according to THR. As previously reported, what will make the project different is that it will be filmed from the point of view of one of the characters, similar to the style of a first-person shooter video game. F. Scott Frazier wrote the original script on spec and subsequent drafts were worked on by Peter O’Brien, who is best known for writing the game Halo: Reach. The trade says that McCoy plans to "make it feel like a big-budget movie but to execute it at a price" (which I'm sure the studio just went ape-shit for).
McCoy directed Act of Valor alongside co-director Scott Waugh, and together they're known as the Bandito Brothers. They are currently attached to two other projects, including High Speed and the techno-thriller God's Gulch.
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