Bryan Singer has a number of possible projects in the works, but his most likely next is apparently looking like The Prisoner, a story following a father whose daughter is kidnapped and who, presumably, will then go on to seek her out and bring her home in a Taken-like fashion.
Singer is an adept thriller director so I can see this being somewhat entertaining. But doesn’t it seem a little like his currency has dropped a bit since those heady X-Men and Superman days? Nonetheless, the guy is talented and I’m sure Wahlberg can channel some serious Chuck Bronson and get the job done.
So Race to Witch Mountain has outrun Watchmen to the finish post this week with the Rock-starring Disney reimagining putting up a pretty average $25m opening. Watchmen took a hair over $18m to finish in second, boosting its total to over $83m thus far, still a little disappointing for such a super-hyped, uber-promoted blockbuster, no matter the length or difficulty. The glossed-up remake of exploitation horror ‘classic’ Last House on the Left took only $14m with the only other new release, the awful-looking Miss March, wheezing to a $2m opening, not aided by dire reviews.
Other notables include another $6m for the Liam Neeson sleeper Taken and just over $5m for Slumdog Millionaire. Both of those are now looking at totals by the close of around $140/150m domestic.
Full table here.