The success of Taken made it seem like Pierre Morel was going to become a big director in Hollywood. While he’s released From Paris With Love since then, many of his other planned projects, such as Dune, Bastille Day and Ouija have fallen apart.
Now Morel is trying to move forwards with another movie, as he is in negotiations to take the helm on The Hitman’s Bodyguard. Tom O’Connor wrote the screenplay, which landed on the 2011 Black List. The movie is about a protection agent who is assigned to escort a hitman to The Hague, where he will testify against a war criminal.
David Ellison will produce through his Skydance Productions company, alongside Dana Goldberg. It isn’t known when the movie might shoot. (Source: THR)