BULLET RUN to be directed by Rob Cohen

John Mulhern

by: John Mulhern
June 25th, 2011

It was really surprising that Universal was able to revive THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS franchise from the dead and turn it into an important part of Summer cinema. Now that they have done what was seemingly impossible, they are looking to kick off a new franchise in a similar vein. What better way to do that than to bring back the director of the original film that inspired it all!

THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS director Rob Cohen has been brought on to direct a film called BULLET RUN.

Here's the synopsis of the film according to Deadline:

"The head of an elite private protection team and his former CIA agent wife infiltrate the closed borders of Iran to abduct a man who killed their daughter. The extraction goes awry and they forced to rely on their world-class driving skills and a fleet of high-performance street cars to travel 200 miles through a hail of bullets to keep alive the man they really want dead.”

A film like this will most likely come down to the tone and the style in which it is made. They could make it in the vein of the later FAST AND FURIOUS films and it could be pretty great, but we won't know that for sure until the film is closer to production. We can only hope that they can find a unique voice for this film but adopt some of the notes from other films in the genre.

What do you guys think of this project?

Source Deadline, via /Film

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