In May of this year, Albert Hughes walked away from the live-action adaptation of the legendary manga, “Akira,” presumably as fed-up with the process just like the rest of us are. His just announced next project, “Motor City,” is a more straightforward revenge story, but with a substantial twist.
Twitch Film reports that “Motor City,” written by Chad St. John, is “a revenge film about a small time crook who is framed and sent to jail only to go after those who put him there upon release.”
It's a pretty standard plot that becomes much more interesting when you learn that the original 2009 version of the script contained only a single line of dialogue.
Producer Joel Silver, who worked with Hughes on “The Book of Eli,” is committed to the new project despite the lack of witty banter that seems to be de rigueur in contemporary action movies. While Hughes is locked in as director, the production is still casting about for the lead role, though it has reportedly been offered to Chris Evans. If the “Captain America: The First Avenger” star turns down the part, both Joel Edgerton and Jeremy Renner are also being considered.
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