Olivier Megaton may have chosen a silly name (he was born Olivier Fontana), but he’s had plenty of success directing Transporter 3, Colombiana and Taken 2. Now he’s planning a new action-thriller, Taking Gotham, according to Deadline.
Thomas Kelly (Blue Bloods) has come up with the screenplay, which is based on the true story of an NYPD unit that was created to stop a spate of violent robberies (in case you didn’t know Gotham isn’t just where Batman lives, it’s another nickname for New York). However, a sting operation goes wrong and the police department decide to cut all ties with the undercover officers, who are then forced to go in deeper in order to clear their names.
Nicolai Fuglsig was previously attached to direct, although a deal was never finalised. Casting will begin immediately, suggesting it won’t be too long before this one starts shooting.