‘Taken’ Director Pierre Morel to Helm Action-Thriller ‘The Blacksmith’

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‘Taken’ Director Pierre Morel to Helm Action-Thriller ‘The Blacksmith’
“Taken” director Pierre Morel has signed to helm “The Blacksmith,” an action thriller that will be financed by Stuart Ford’s Agc Studios.

The deal was announced Thursday as part of Agc’s slate at the American Film Market, which opens Nov. 6 in Santa Monica, Ca. UTA, who will co-represent Us distribution rights with Agc.

“The Blacksmith” follows Wes Loomis, who operates as a “Blacksmith” – the intelligence community’s go-to weapons expert. When his clandestine lab is destroyed and his colleagues murdered, he must go on the run with only his unique set of technological skills to keep him alive, in a journey that takes him to the heart of his own dark profession. Production will commence in 2020.

Ben Ripley, whose credits include “Source Code” and “Flatliners,” is adapting the script from the graphic novel by Malik Evans and Richard Sparkman. Jon Shestack (“Air Force One”) will produce with Jason Netter (“Wanted”) and Jeremy Stein,
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