The films of Brian De Palma aren’t always good, but at the very least they’re always interesting. Now, it looks like De Palma connoisseurs will have a new movie to love, hate and/or gush about, as the director has agreed to direct “The Key Man” from QED International and Safehouse pictures.
Deadline reports that “The Key Man” is a thriller written by Joby Harold, who while involved with a number of in-development projects, is best known for writing and directing the 2007 Hayden Christensen and Jessica Alba thriller “Awake.” While that film received almost universally poor reviews, “The Key Man” still sounds promising, largely due to the subject matter and De Palma’s involvement.
Described by Deadline as “a throwback to paranoid 70s movies like ‘Three Days of the Condor’ and ‘Marathon Man’,” “The Key Man” seems like it could be a natural fit for De Palma, who knows his way around paranoia and thrillers alike. The film is said to be about a single father whose body contains national secrets, and must go on the lam from the government.