Tony Scott Can’t Decide What Film To Make Next

Published 4 years ago by , Updated July 11th, 2013 at 11:29 am,

It looks like there’s just too much choice out there for director Tony Scott. The Top Gun director has several projects lined up to go – but he can’t just decide which to shoot first. There’s only one thing for sure, and that is that it looks like he’s out of the running to direct Wolverine 2.

The veteran helmer is pondering the John Grisham adaptation The Associate, which has Shia LaBeouf lined up to star; he also has his long-gestating Hell’s Angels film, which also has LaBeouf onboard alongside Mickey Rourke.  There’s also Potzdamer Platz, which would also star Rourke. Still with me?

So which film will Scott choose?

Deadline is reporting that the favorite projects on Scott’s list at this point are Potzdamer Platz and Hell’s Angels. Platz was recently out to market at Cannes, with Javier Bardem and Jason Statham also attached – although at this time only Rourke has signed on. The crime drama – written by Buddy Giovinazzo with rewrites by David Scinto and Louis Mellis – charts the story of two soldiers from a New Jersey crime family who try to expand internationally.

Angels, on the other hand, follows a young cop (LaBeouf) who infiltrates the infamous motorcycle club, while Rourke is set to play Sonny Barger, the man who changed the Hell’s Angels from a local club into a national organization. Scott Frank’s (Out of Sight) script is imminent, so it could be a photo-finish as to which film the Scott chooses.

As for The Associate, it appears that Scott’s interest in the project is a recent flirtation, probably due to him and Shia LaBeouf working together on Hell’s Angels. To be fair it doesn’t seem like Tony Scott’s usual fare, but maybe he wants to stretch himself and try something different. However, it does appear likely that the Grisham adaptation will have to look for someone else to call the shots.

Scott is one hell (no pun intended) of a director. The man knows how to shoot action and have strong manly characters doing strong manly things – something that is a rarity in Hollywood these days. By sheer coincidence, I’ve recently been watching quite a few Tony Scott movies like Top Gun, Crimson Tide and The Taking of Pelham 123. While the latter, (his latest effort) is disappointing, the other two still stand the test of time, with slick visuals and some very quotable lines.

In my opinion, Scott’s next choice should either be Potzdamer Platz or Hell’s Angels, as both sound like they have the potential to be badass – plus they both star Mickey Rourke. I mean, what’s not to like?

In the meantime, Scott’s next film Unstoppable with Denzel Washington and Chris Pine opens November 12th.

Source: Deadline

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  1. well, his Hells Angels film just lost me….i will be seeing Unstopable though when it hits the theaters. Washington i can never get tired of.

    • I agree – either of the two films with Mickey Rourke sound great! I’d be in a seat for either one of those on opening day. The Hells Angel idea is really interesting and I can’t think of any other actor that would be even remotely as well suited for such a part as Mickey Rourke. I hope Scott makes both of those films.

  2. Yeah, I don’t really care to see a fictional story about the Hells Angels. Originally, it was supposed to be about the life and times of Sonny and the Angels and that could have been a really cool movie. The books by Sonny and Hunter S. were awesome, and that is what the movie should be about. I hope someday, someone will do a true story about Sonny and the Angels. I want to see stuff about when the Angels were Bikers, like back in the 60′s and 70′s, not this new mafia crap.

    • well, just having shia in it taints it for me anyway.

  3. Don’t remake the Warriors! The Warriors is a classic movie! You’re going to ruin a amazing movie! Don’t! I guarantee that you will make Warrior fans mad if you do. If you go to a site about the remake and read the comics you’ll see just how much this is making people mad. It’s just not a good idea. People are already upset about it, please don’t go through with it…

  4. weres my movie tony scott.iv been waitin for hells angles movie for 10 years now.and i want it to be like sonneys book.come on’ put me out of my misery.

  5. The story of Sonny and the Angels is long overdue.
    However it should be just that…….their story, not some semi fictional rubbish with a not very popular co star (Shia).
    If Tony Scott wants to use a younger actor with Rourke fair enough but let it be one who can play Sonny in the late ’50′s and ’60′s, not someone to play a undercover cop role, thats all been done before with Charlie Sheene.
    Sonnys story is wild enough without adding any fiction to it.
    Lets face it, the cinemas are going to be full of bikers when this comes out, so Tony, give your potential audience what they’ve waited too long for, a true biography of Sonny and the Angels!
    There you go…….I’ve even given you a title for it!

  6. Sorry Billy Jack,didn’t realise you’d used Sonny And The Angels in your post.
    So it looks like you take kudos for the title mate,lol.
    I just hope Tony Scott checks out this forum and similar forums too,were I bet the common agreement is that the film should be a true account.
    To turn it into a fictional detective story would be wasting the opportunity to make a brilliant biographical account of a living icon.
    Please don’t blow it Tony,keep it real!