Universal Looks At David O. Russell To Direct 2 GUNS
Universal is in negotiations with David O. Russell (The Fighter) to direct and rewrite their adaptation of the comic book 2 GUNS.
Based on the Boom! Studios comic, Guns has been with Universal since the studio purchased the rights as a film for Vince Vaughn. Vaughn is attached to star in the film about a DEA agent and undercover Navel officer who, unknown to them, are investigating each other. The agents are also robbing the mob to steal funds back for the good guys; but eventually realize that the mob has successfully had them steal $50 million from the CIA.
The initial comic book was written by Steven Grant and illustrated by Mat Santolouco. Blake Masters initially wrote the script for 2 Guns which, if negotiations are successful, will be rewritten by Russell.
Andrew Cosby and Ross Richie – co-founders of Boom! – will produce with Blake Masters.
If signed, Russell has several additional films lined up for his direction – including the anticipated video game to big screen adaptation of Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. Russell is expected to complete Uncharted before working on 2 Guns.
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