May 15, 2012
Tradecraft: Pierre Morel Plots Another Paris-Set Spy Movie
Taken's Pierre Morel directs the story of a young American living in Paris who teams with a washed-up CIA agent to thwart a terrorist plot in the City of Lights. You're thinking you've seen that, right? It was From Paris with Love (review here). But that's not what I'm talking about here. According to Deadline, the French director has signed on to direct another film with a similar plot... though I'm sure the two will prove different in many ways, and who am I kidding? I'd be happy to see Morel keep making movies along those lines forever. This one is called Bastille Day, and it's scripted by Black List screenwriter Andrew Baldwin.