Taken director on thriller
It seems like Pierre Morel is taking an upwards step, although to be fair the step he took with Taken (Filmstalker review) was a corker and there's not really a need for him to move away from that film too quickly.
Up next is a film called Signals, and it's being touted as a thriller in the vein of the seventies conspiracy thrillers like Three Days of the Condor or The Parallax View, and Taken is a great start towards that kind of film.
While Taken was really good, it was a fast paced action film, don't get me wrong I really loved that film and thought that we were going to see more of it in perhaps a sequel or a similar themed film, and I was fine with that, actually I was delighted, and I think it's fair to say we all were.
Now this story of Signals is one step up for me, and the story from The Hollywood Reporter is adding in a comparison that it's going to be like the Three Days of the Condor, and for me that's superb. That film, and the seventies thrillers like it, are superb. They are huge tension and paranoia builders, and they deliver fantastic films.
So imagine Taken mixed with the power of one of those films, superb and very powerful stuff.