Earlier today a very juicy email from an exec at Paramount was let loose into the world by the folks over at The Wrap. Within said email was details on a good number of projects currently in development. Insider notes — like the fact that producers are “very happy” with the recent draft of G.I. Joe 2 from Zombieland scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. That’s encouraging, to say the least. But perhaps the most interesting piece of news to come out of this whole debacle — save for World War Z being on track, which is awesome — is a project that would re-team Oscar winners Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) and pair them with an ensemble of very big names.
The project — a “high-stakes ensemble project,” the film will be set in the border zone between Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil, where the Igazu and Parana rivers come together and make for a hotbed of organized crime activity — is called Triple Frontier. According to the notes in this intercepted email (which Paramount confirmed to /Film did include “some correct information”), Bigelow has been talking to the likes of Will Smith, Sean Penn, Christian Bale and Javier Bardem about joining up as an ensemble. That would be one hell of a cast. And I wouldn’t put it past Bigelow to be able to pull it off, as she’s currently riding high off that Oscar win. Consider my interest piqued. Bigelow and Boal alone would be worth the cost of getting excited — add in any one of those aforementioned actors, let alone all four, and you’ve got yourself a project to watch.
Read the full email over at The Wrap or get the geek-focused breakdown over at /Film. It’s all tidbits, but it might give you a few reasons to be excited about what Paramount has in development — especially that World War Z movie. Go Matt Carnahan, go!