It’s been a while since we’ve heard about a Joe Carnahan project. Sometimes we hear Nemesis is on the way. Other times we hear about his Pablo Escobar film. Nothing has really gained momentum though since his critically praised survival film, The Grey. Well, it seems Carnahan has found himself another project to throw his name on, but will this be his next film?
Collider got an interview with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura who indicates Carnahan has boarded the film Five Against A Bullet, which has been long in development since 2012. The film is described as an action flick in the “vein of The Magnificent Seven and The Wild Bunch. The site explains the story as being about “five bodyguards who are hired by a Mexican politician to protect him through a contentious election, following the murder of his father by a drug cartel.” Sounds like a decent blend of The A-Team and Narc, which is a mixture I can find myself excited for.
Bruce Willis was at one time attached to the project but I have a feeling this will no longer be the case. Carnahan has spoken up in the past about Willis and his behavior, right around the time that Bruce Willis was considered for Death Wish. So, I doubt these two will be working on the same film.
That said, here is hoping we finally get a film from Carnahan sooner rather than later. I’m a huge fan of this guy and he’s taking way too long to pull the trigger on a movie. However, Carnahan is expected to rewrite Five Against A Bullet before considering production. So we may have to wait a while longer.
What do you think? Does Five Against A Bullet sound like a promising feature from Joe Carnahan? Chime in below!