It’s about damn time we hear from this guy again.
Since his last film, Redacted, hit in 2007 along with his much maligned The Black Dahlia, director Brian De Palma (Blow Out) has been trying to get films like Toyer and a remake of Alain Corneau’s Love Crime off the ground, to absolutely no avail. Well, now he’s finally found a new gig.
Deadline is reporting that De Palma is set to helm a new project entitled The Key Man, penned by Joby Harold (who penned the likes of Awake and the upcoming film All You Need Is Kill). The film will follow the story of a father who is being hunted by the government with the focus on the answer to a few high class secrets which can be found within the man’s body.
Hilariously goofy premise aside, it is definitely an intriguing thriller which could be a great project for De Palma to return. Personally, while his latest output has been weak, I’m still hopefully that there is a ton of talent left in the director’s tank, so here’s to hoping that this project could be that very film for that to occur within.
What do you think?