Tony Scott, director of films like Top Gun, Days of Thunder, and The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 remake (i.e.: he’s the guy that makes older brother Ridley Scott say, “Dude, what’s wrong with you?”), is setting his sights on his next film, a long-gestating passion project elegantly-titled Potzdamer Platz.
Deadline is reporting that the film, set to star Javier Bardem, Jason Statham and Mickey Rourke, tells of tale of “two soldiers in a New Jersey-based crime family who try to expand internationally.” It sounds fairly interesting, albeit a little vague; however, it can’t really be any worse than anything Scott’s done in the past (I’m looking at you The Last Boy Scout, The Fan, and Domino).
Even further, the site goes on to report that the director is trying to get his Crimson Tide star Gene Hackman out of retirement (Hackman hasn’t acted since the horrors of the 2004 Ray Romano vehicle, Welcome to Mooseport). Though not likely to happen, it would be nice to see Hackman act one last time and not with the star of a defunct CBS sitcom.
Having worked and developed the Platz script/ project since 2000, Scott is currently shopping it to financiers and studios—expect it to be the follow-up to his fall film, Unstoppable, starring Denzel Washington.
What do you think? Are you looking forward to this new project?