Status: Development As of April 21, 2017
Development: Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'. Skydance picked up the long dormant project in October 2016 (first posted in Movie Insider back in 2009), and Ang Lee is in talks to direct.
Follows an aging assassin who finds himself in a battle with his clone, who is 25 years younger and at the peak of his abilities. more
In Movie Theaters U.S.Friday, October 4, 2019
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Ang Lee (In Talks)
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A futuristic thriller about an aging government assassin Alexander Kane, who is pitted against Rye, a rival half his age. Rye, it turns out, is a clone of Alex, a living reminder of his vicious heyday. Rye can anticipate and counteract Alex's every maneuver, thus making him the perfect adversary. Alex, a loyal super-soldier for the "Administration" and their nefarious Intelligence Office, is put on the defensive because of Rye's relentless manhunt. Alex must find out why Rye was created and why his patrons have turned on him. On the run from those who would destroy him, Alex lays low in a rented apartment belonging to the battered Rebecca and her young son Zach.
Trivia & Production Notes
- The project was first set up at Disney in 1997 and has had numerous actors attached, including Mel Gibson, Clint Eastwood, and Harrison Ford. The difficulty in moving forward with the project has been the visual effects imagery of showing the same person for both roles in different ages/look (much has improved in VFX since then, so the project has gained steamed in 2017, per Hollywood Reporter, 3/25/17).