John McTiernan Returns With "Red Squad"

By Garth Franklin Sunday February 9th 2014 07:46PM

In what will be his first film following his release later this month from federal prison, filmmaker John McTiernan has signed on to direct the action thriller "Red Squad" for Hannibal Classics and Patriot Pictures.

Cannon and Jorge Suarez penned the story which centers on a former DEA agent with a rogue streak and his select team of mercenaries who descend upon a Mexican border town to neutralize a drug lord.

The "Die Hard," "Predator," "Hunt for Red October" and "Thomas Crown Affair" director started his prison sentence in North Dakota in April last year.

Filming is slated to begin this spring in Alabama.

Source: Variety