Just a week ago, Variety was reporting that Neil Marshall would be writing and directing a new horror movie called THE SACRILAGE. Today, a new Variety piece reports that the filmmaker has just signed a deal with Universal to helm DRIVE, an adaptation of the James Sallis novel of the same name. Hugh Jackman is attached to star, and is co-producing along with Marc Platt & John Palermo. The script was written by Hossein Amini. The article explains, "In the book, the stuntman’s already-exciting existence gets jolted when he discovers that a contract has been put out on his life."
"This is something I haven’t done before, and I’ve wanted to bring a British sensibility to an L.A. shoot and a scorched classic film noir concept," Marshall told Daily Variety. "Hoss is a fantastic writer, and he’s written three amazing car chases in the film. He’s turned them into dramatic scenes as opposed to the usual crash, bang, wallop. I would like to be shooting it this summer."
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Original Variety article: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117982679.html?categoryid=13&cs=1