Sean Penn is the New Liam Neeson for 'Taken' Director's LatestBritt Hayes |
Pierre Morel is at it again, and by "at it" we mean taking an older actor and making him run all over Europe like he's a spritely 23 year old. THR reports that Morel is in talks to helm 'Prone Gunman,' written by Peter Travis and based on the novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette.
The film follows in an international operative (Penn), who is double-crossed by the people he works for and has to go on the run to clear his name, sending him on a thrilling game of cat-and-mouse all across Europe. So it's 'Taken,' but instead of getting taken, Sean Penn gets had.
This will be Sean Penn's first major outing in the action genre -- if Morel manages to find another older actor for whatever action flick he makes next, well, three makes a trend. Morel gave Liam Neeson's career a little reinvention with 'Taken,' too. Pretty soon Morel will be the go-to guy for older fellows who want to give their careers a makeover. 'Prone Gunman' is scheduled to begin shooting this spring, so we'll likely see a release sometime next year.