Tradecraft: Warners Accepts an Envoy
According to The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog, Warner Bros has acquired a spec script by former Project Greenlight contestant Robert Lynn called The Envoy for Joel Silver's company to produce. The trade blog reports that "the story centers on young diplomatic courier whose routine delivery turns deadly when it’s discovered the sensitive information he carries contains stolen plans for an attack on American interests. He must make it to the American embassy in Vienna while various forces try to stop him." Even though its origins are squarely right here in Hollywood, USA, The Envoy's European setting gives it the potential to become the latest in the spat of neo-Eurospy movies kicked off by the success of Luc Besson's Transporter films. Silver and Andrew Rona produced Unknown, Liam Neeson's second crack at that genre (which the Hollywood Reporter, less glamorously, calls "international thriller") following his Besson-produced box office smash Taken. Read my review of Unknown here.