Spike Lee To Direct NAGASAKI DEADLINE
Spike Lee is finishing up negotiations to direct the upcoming thriller “Nagasaki Deadline.” Alcon Entertainment will finance the project with partners Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson producing alongside Lightstorm Entertainment’s Jon Landau and Rae Sanchini. 8:38 Productions’ Kira Davis will also produce.
The film follows a troubled FBI agent who is struggling to thwart a pair of terror attacks planned for American soil. In his race against the clock, the agent begins to look beyond the usual suspects and finds that the plot may be tied to historical events. The film will be Lee’s first feature film since “Miracle at St. Anna” in 2008.
Given the recent terror plots against Times Square that were thwarted by authorities, “Nagasaki Deadline” is a risky choice, but it puts Lee in a position he is familiar with; directing a fast paced thriller. The project itself has a long history. The film was developed over a decade ago but was dropped after 9/11 given its storyline, but has now been rewritten and appears ready to begin anew with Lee at the helm.