Three projects have just set their directors, starting with “Con Air” and “Tomb Raider” helmer Simon West having signed on to direct the Scott Windhauser-penned indie action film “Tsunami LA”.
The disaster film sees the largest tsunami ever recorded hitting the City of Angels, causing mass destruction. Filming takes place in Baja and Los Angeles at the end of this year.
Next up, “American Sniper” scribe Jason Hall has been set to rewrite and direct the George Washington origin tale “The Virginian” for New Line.
In this take, Washington is a rough man driven by extreme ambition in a violent frontier, and the film will show how one man’s battle to conquer himself enabled him to liberate a nation.
Finally, Navot Papushado & Aharon Keshales (“Big Bad Wolves”) have been set to direct “Ambulance,” the remake of the 2005 Danish film “Ambulancen” at Good Universe/Mythology Entertainment.
Chris Fedak pens the action-thriller about a recently returned Afghan war vet drawn by his brother into a bank robbery in downtown Los Angeles. When things go wrong, the brothers take hostages and hijack an ambulance.