Whenever someone decides to make a siege movie, I get excited. Throw a bunch of colorful characters together in a bad situation, pack in lots of machine gun carnage and you’ve got yourself a winner as far as I’m concerned! And it’s looking like there will be another one to look forward to real soon.
Deadline.com is reporting that Lena Headey (pictured) will join Michael Ironside for the upcoming Safe House, which finds a team of US Marshals charged with protecting a mob-trial witness and her teenage daughter, Alice. Mother and daughter are relocated to an isolated compound high in the Californian Rockies. The location appears secure — outfitted specifically for witness protection — yet its past is steeped in mystery and violence…
Producer Steve Iles of Spirit Pictures pitches it as “Assault On Precinct 13 meets The Thing.” The director is Simon Hunter, whose last movie was Mutant Chronicles. “Safe House is totally different from Chronicles, which was a big canvas,” Hunter tells me. “This is a world that I’m going to portray in an extremely realistic way.”
I’m on board with this one, which means we’ll bring you much more once we have it.
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