To say that director James Wan
"hit the lottery" with his debut flick would be a huge neon understatement. Mr. Wan's little Saw
movie has yielded a certifiable cash cow for the lucky folks at Lionsgate Films -- so what's next for this young filmmaker? (And by "next," I mean "something other than a producer's credit on Saw 9
.) Well, we're still waiting on word regarding the guy's Dead Silence
, which I'm pretty sure is, like, completely finished and ready for consumption -- and now comes word that Wan's third feature is a revenge thriller called Death Sentence
In this one, Kevin Bacon
will play a guy who wreaks horrifically creative revenge on the scumbag punks who murdered his family. Former 5th Wheel
/ Talk Soup
hottie Aisha Tyler
will play a cop who goes along for the ride. So ... Death Sentence
is basically The Crow
meets Death Wish
meets every revenge thriller ever made? Only time will tell. The project is based on a novel by Brian Garfield
, a book in which Aisha Tyler's character is actually a middle-aged man.
Smart rewrite there, fellas.