Usual Suspects Writer To Write and Maybe Direct “One Shot”
Paramount Pictures has hired Christopher McQuarrie to rework the upcoming thriller “One Shot.” In addition to reworking the film for Paramount, McQuarrie could even join the project as the director. If he joins as director it would be his first time in the chair since 2000.
The film is an adaptation of a novel from Lee Child. “One Shot” is the ninth book in Child’s series and the novels were initially optioned by Mutual Film and Cruise/Wagner Productions. The group remains on board the project as producers, but Paramount is hoping to build a franchise based upon the novels. The book series follows Jack Reacher, a onetime military police officer who is now a drifter. In “One Shot” a military sniper comes to Reacher for help after being accused of murder.
McQuarrie’s last directing position in 2000 was on the film “The Way of the Gun” starring Ryan Phillippe and Benicio del Toro. McQuarrie’s writing credentials include an Oscar for writing the script for “The Usual Suspects,” and he also co-wrote the script for “Valkyrie” which brought in %200 million worldwide.