Wanted writers on The Courier
The Courier is a new action film that carries some exciting names behind it. The writers are Michael Brandt and Derek Haas who wrote Wanted (Filmstalker review) and 3:10 to Yuma. The director is Russell Mulcahy, the man who directed Highlander, the hugely underrated The Shadow and Resident Evil: Extinction.
Then there's just one other name to add, the big star, Adrien Brody. About now you should be wondering what this film is all about, because I certainly am.
There's strong writing, a very underused director, and a hugely talented star who hasn't always received the big titles his ability attracts. Putting that group together could produce a pretty interesting action film, and when you read the blurb for The Courier you might continue thinking that, even if you see similarities.
“A million bucks, just to a deliver a briefcase…
It’s a job too good to be true, especially if you’re the COURIER, a daredevil carrier renowned for taking on impossible missions who’s never, ever missed a drop. The only catch is delivering it to someone who can’t be found, not even by the FBI, and when that someone is the notorious, never seen King of the Underworld EVIL SIVLE who’s very name makes the toughest tremble, there’s a lot more than reputation and money on the line.
With a baying pack of double crossing feds, conniving crooked cops and ruthless rival crime bosses in hot pursuit, the Courier trail blazes a world-wide chase for the most wanted man in the land. Drugged, beaten, tortured and two timed, the bloodhound bagman discovers easy money was never so hard, and tracking the elusive kingpin to Las Vegas learns just why Evil is the one person on the planet no one can find, and why he really is the King…”
That's the blurb for The Courier received from Twitch. Sounds interesting doesn't it? So we can say Transporter (Filmstalker review) and Taken (Filmstalker review) give us a similar idea, in fact a lot of films do, perhaps even The Couriers film talked about back in January 2007, but I can't help but think that the combination of talents here might bring something different and rather special.