I don’t know, but I feel like I’m in the minority of people who don’t want Len Wiseman’s head on a plate for whatever reason (except for the obvious getting to bed Beckinsale considerations of course). I can get with his films on a basic popcorn level at the very least; and all things considered, he hasn’t done enough to be in front of the fanboy firing squad with, say W.S., I think.
His next announced project is an adaptation the graphic novel, Shrapnel. The story describes a sci-fi future where humans have colonized
the solar system and formed a Solar Alliance to govern the planets.
The story focuses on Venus, the last rebellious holdout, and a
self-exiled former Marine who teaches the colonists how to fight
back. Unfortunately, it sounds like Soldier on Venus. But a possible 3-D approach is a possibility.
Said Wiseman of the main character, “I am really drawn to the reluctant-hero story.” Wiseman is next set for Motorcade, which is rumored as a possible vehicle for Tom Cruise, is described as a thriller centered on a terrorist plot against the president’s motorcade as it navigates through Los Angeles. Wiseman will also be helming Gears of War for Legendary Pictures and Atlantis Rising for DreamWorks.
Behind every great book adaptation is a forgettable first try. — By Ryan Covey