Phillip Noyce Donates Directing Talent to ‘Mixed Blood’


Phillip Noyce. Thriller. Disaster Zondi.

You could say that this news had me excited at the word ‘Zondi,’ even though I have no idea what it means. So for your sake and my own, some clarification: Phillip Noyce, the man who directed Clear and Present Danger, Patriot Games, The Bone Collector, The Saint, and Catch a Fire (and the forthcoming Salt) has been tapped to direct a thriller (that one was easy) that involves an American fugitive who struggles to protect himself and family against the world of corruption and killing in South Africa. Oh, and there’s a character played by Samuel L. Jackson named Disaster Zondi.

If you heard a record needle just scratch, either your annoying roommate thinks it’s cool to collect vinyl or your brain has the correct natural response to hearing that Sam Jackson got cast in something.

Jokes aside, it turns out that ‘Zondi’ is a common last name and that Jackson’s character is a detective with an awesome name. Almost as cool a name as Desolation Jones. But not quite.

Also, THR is noting that Kelly Masterson (Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead) will be writing the script based off the novel by Roger Smith.

What say you, unwashed masses?

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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