This weekend’s Dwayne Johnson-led “Skyscraper” has been drawing solid reviews, but one person who isn’t getting discussed much in regards to the film is the project’s director Rawson Marshall Thurber.
Thurber has made his name in the comedy genre in recent years with the likes of cult favourites “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story ” and “We’re the Millers”, and previously teamed with The Rock on “Central Intelligence”. Speaking with Heat Vision recently, he was asked about both potential sequels to his earlier works, and his next effort.
Of all his films, “Dodgeball” remains the most heralded and many have asked about a potential follow-up. However, no matter how many times fans ask, Thurber says he won’t do it:
“I really appreciate how much people love that movie. It’s near and dear to my heart, but I feel like I said everything I needed to say in one film.”
He confirms he is pursuing a “We’re the Millers” follow-up, but with that film there are obvious scheduling issues:
“We talked a little bit about a Millers sequel, we actually had a great script from Adam Sztykiel that I really loved, and it’s just a function of scheduling. You know, Jen’s [Aniston] very busy, and Jason’s [Sudeikis] busy, and I’ve just been making movies back to back, so we just never quite found the time.”
His next project will see him re-teaming with Johnson on “Red Notice” which also stars Gal Gadot. Asked to describe the film, he says:
“It’s an international action-heist picture, very much in the vein of Oceans 11, True Lies, with a little bit of The Thomas Crown Affair thrown in for good measure. I’ve just always wanted to make a heist film, so I’m really looking forward to it.
And we’ve got Dwayne and Gal Gadot, kind of a nice start, and there’s a third role yet to be cast and, you know, we’re closing in on who that person is, and I can’t say anything now, but I think people will be excited when we announce it.”
“Red Notice” is expected to begin filming around January has been set for a June 12th 2020 release.