Okay, guys: what’s up with David O. Russell? First he quit the infamously troubled political satire Nailed before it was finished and his latest projects include the inspirational sports movie The Fighter (which was actually quite good) and potentially directing a video game adaptation, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. And now, here comes a thriller.
That thriller is 2 Guns, which is potentially going to star Vince Vaughn, who people forget wasn’t always a comedic actor. Based on the BOOM! Studios comic book by Steven Grant and Mat Santolouco, 2 Guns follows a DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer as they engage in money-stealing intrigue with the CIA and the mob.
If the Heat Vision Blog is to be believed, Russell is going to rewrite the script and direct, which is slightly more promising than hearing that he’s just going to direct. Russell’s films have always been extremely thoughtfully written, so I hope that carries on even to a pop thriller comic book adaptation.
Good for BOOM! Studios, either way — they’re a independent comic book publisher that’s been seriously gaining traction over the past couple of years, so seeing some Hollywood heat coming their way is pleasing.