With Sinister and the Total Recall remake both hitting this year, Ethan Hawke is back — if he ever really went away. Furthering this mini-comeback is Deadline‘s report, which tells us he’ll be starring in Universal’s “futuristic thriller” Vigilandia for writer and director James DeMonaco. The helmer is best known for writing The Negotiator and the Hawke-starring Assault on Precinct 13, credits which probably helped get the producing forces of Blumhouse, Platinum Dunes, and Why Not all involved. Vigilanida, as it so happens, is the first film to be made under a contract between Universal and Jason Blum, wherein the latter is able to put out genre films on the other end of the budget scale.
Details don’t go past that initial update, but the Hawke fan in me (and the Hawke fan in all of us) is made happy by the notion of him jumping back into feature roles. I would, on that note, certainly like to know what Vigilandia will entail, but production is slated to kick off on February 13th; some more information should hit in the near future.
Are you a Hawke fan? What do you think of his recent resurgence in film roles?
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