Although Leterrier’s stock dropped a little after the critical drubbing handed out to Clash of the Titans, he is nonetheless managing to keep himself in work. He has signed to direct “Now You See Me”, which sees a team of illusionists pulling off bank jobs during their performances, all the while trying to evade the FBI. After that, he has signed to direct “G”, based on a concept from producer Guymon Casady.

G will possibly see (rumoured plot points are still a little sketchy) a father trying to find his son in a world where the Earth has stopped spinning and gravity is shutting down. So far, so 2012/Day After Tomorrow/The Core. There is no script yet, so this one is very much still in development, though Leterrier’s involvement does seem to be locked in. Whether this will simply provide more fodder for the Stupid Movie Physics website, or give us a more emotionally compelling disaster pic than Emmerich has managed of late, we will see.

Louis Leterrier has shown with The Transporter, The Incredible Hulk and Clash that he can handle SFX, big set pieces and coherent action sequences. What he hasn’t managed yet is to grab us with something more substantial in terms of a human story, something to resonate with us. Has he got it within him, or are my expectations for a global disaster pic off base?

Source: ComingSoon &

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