Simon Crane Climbs A “High Wire”

Veteran stunt coordinator Simon Crane is set to direct the independent New York-set thriller “High Wire” reports The Los Angeles Times.

James Solomon (“The Conspirator”) penned the script which is said to have a strong emotional component, though story specifics were not forthcoming. Nick Saunders, a former assistant to Orlando Bloom, will produce. Crane will likely film the project after he makes his directing debut on the Europe-set, Jason Statham-led action thriller “Echelon”.

Crane is famous for performing some of cinema’s most famous stunts including the opening sequence bungee jump in “Goldeneye” and the plane-to-plane wire transfer in “Cliffhanger”. He performed or co-ordinated stunts on such films “Titanic,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” “Batman,” “Total Recall,” “Aliens,” “Alien 3,” “Salt,” “Elizabeth,” “Braveheart,” “The Mummy,” “Vertical Limit,” “Tomb Raider,” “The Island,” “Troy,” “Willow” and several James Bond films from “A View to a Kill” through to “The World Is Not Enough”.