Jon Turteltaub to helm UNREASONABLE DOUBT

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
March 22nd, 2011

Within the world of film, very few genres have been so maligned and torn apart quite like the romantic comedy. However, despite having arguably the most rigged and straight-forward narrative structure in all of film, some members of the genre have been able to surpass any and all expectations, and transcend the medium.

This likely won’t be one of them, however.

THR has revealed that NATIONAL TREASURE director Jon Turteltaub will be leaving the house of mouse, Disney, to work on a new film for Universal, entitled UNREASONABLE DOUBT. The film is penned by Marc Klein, who is also penning the script for the feature film adaptation of the beloved musical, In The Heights.

DOUBT will follow “two jurors who fall in love during a court case,” so it doesn’t sound like much to write home about. Personally, I have little to no hope in this project, simply because Turteltaub as a filmmaker has yet to really do anything for me. Both the first TREASURE and his SORCERER’S APPRENTICE feature are fine mediocrity, but there is little to talk about otherwise. Toss in a horribly cliché premise, and you have a film that I have very little hope in. Klein has been behind films like SERENDIPITY, however, so not all may be lost.

What do  you think?

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