Saturday, January 13, 2007

The Hitman And Gluck

[EDIT: Variety have now revealed that Xavier Gens will be directing the Hitman movie. Olyphant is also now confirmed as having signed]

According to one of those pesky 'please don't name me' sources, and an untested one at that, Stephane Gluck is the number one contender to direct the Luc Besson-shepherded Hitman movie. Timothy Oliphant was recently given the lead role, Agent 47 - disappointing the surprising number of Vin Diesel fans out there - and Besson is producing as well as co-scripting (with Skip Woods) as he seems very happy to do on any number of these actioners.

Gluck's imdb credits show his history with these 'Besson Presents' films really quite clearly: second unit and assistant director work for the first two Taxi films, The Transporter and Banlieue 13. Most recently, however, he was 1st AD on a rather different project - Juilan Schnabel and Ronald Harwood's The Butterfly and the Diving Bell.

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