J Blakeson To Direct HELL AND GONE
J Blakeson, the writer of The Descent Part 2, is in negations to direct HELL AND GONE a story surrounding the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The fire was one of the largest disasters of the United States in the 19th century, and to this day the origins are unknown.
Blakeson is best known for his thriller The Disappearance of Alice Creed, which he wrote and directed. Alice Creed was released last year to great reviews in the U.K, but isn’t widely known over on this side of the pond. However, the film did allow Blakeson to be noticed by studio executives.
The details of the plot for Hell and Gone are not known, but Jonah Nolan, brother of director Christopher Nolan (Inception) is penning the script which is said to be a love story revolving around the tragedy of the Great Chicago Fire.
Warner Bros. is backing the Hell and Gone, with Donald De Line and Ed McDonnel producing; and Courtenay Valenti is over seeing for the studio.