Three Heist Films In The Works

Three heist movies in development scored announcements today, one of which actually sounds like it has potential.

The first marks another collaboration of “Valhalla Rising” director Nicholas Winding Refn and star Mads Mikkelsen reports The Playlist.

Plot details on that film are being kept under wraps, though “Pirates of the Caribbean” director Gore Verbinski is slated to produce the film which likely won’t go into production until both Refn and Mikkelsen get through several other separate projects first.

The second heist film is “Now You See Me”, a heist spec script by Boaz Yakin and Edward Ricourt (“Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time”) that Summit Entertainment recently picked up says The Hollywood Reporter.

“Star Trek” and “Transformers” scribes Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman will produce the story about several very talented illusionists who pull off a series of daring bank heists during their performances.

The third and most mysterious is an “internationally set heist movie” from “The Shield” writer and story editor John Hlavin reports Reuters. The action thriller has been picked up by Dreamworks Pictures, while no producers are yet attached.