New Projects From Carnahan, D’Onofrio

Former Geffen Records president Jordan Schur and his Suretone Pictures banner have set up two new action features.

First up, “The Grey” and “Narc” helmer Joe Carnahan is set to direct “Five Against A Bullet,” a potential franchise launcher boasting a script by Alex Litvak and Carnahan. Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Jordan Schur and Mimran Schur are producing.

Bruce Willis was previously attached to an earlier version of the project which follows five elite bodyguards who are tasked with keeping a Mexican mayoral candidate safe through the elections as a drug cartel kingpin has sent an army of hitmen after him.

The other project is Lionsgate’s “The Kid,” a western on which “Daredevil” actor Vincent D’Onofrio is set to make his feature directorial debut.

James Franco and Ethan Hawke star in the story of gunfighter Billy the Kid leading up to his killing by Sheriff Pat Garrett. Andrew Lanham penned the script about a young boy who seeks Billy’s help to save his sister from his nefarious uncle, only to find Billy is a selfish brat.

After Sheriff Pat guns down Billy, he takes on the challenge of reuniting the boy with his sister. Jordan Schur, Nick Thurlow and Sam Maydew will produce.

Source: Deadline