Magazine article Screen International

Renny Harlin to Direct Fallen Cross

Magazine article Screen International

Renny Harlin to Direct Fallen Cross

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Cliffhanger director to oversee mob thriller from Belgium's Umedia.

Renny Harlin, best known for directing Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger and the more recent Legend of Hercules, is to direct acion thriller Fallen Cross, which is slated to go into production this winter 2014 for Belgium outfit Umedia.

Umedia CEO Adrian Politowski and Karl Richards will produce the film, from a screenplay by David Christopher O'Neill.

The story follows reformed ex-mafia enforcer Timothy Cole in his struggle to protect his family from the crime syndicate he once served - The Chicago Cross. But first he must find a way to escape the confines of prison and return to his ruthless killer ways to cut down the Cross before they can get to his children.

The title rounds out Umedia's active development slate, joining Universal War One based on the Marvel-published comic books which is currently being adapted by Skip Woods (X-Men Origins: Wolverine); the action heist film Risk directed by The Fast and the Furious's Rob Cohen; and romantic comedy Priceless directed by Thomas Bezucha (The Family Stone). …

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