Sundance is not only the place to see some of the hottest movies; it's also a place where deals are made. Deadline reports that Joseph and Jack Nasser have teamed with Jan De Bont (Speed) to direct a remake of Five Minutes to Live, based on the 1961 Johnny Cash film. Casting is set to get underway immediately.
Raul Inglis (Transparency) penned the story that follows "two men as they execute a terrifying bank robbery. One guys holds the bank manager’s wife hostage and the other tells the manager she’ll be killed in five minutes unless he transfers money to an account of their choosing." Five Minutes will be financed by Nasser Entertainment/Nasser Group North. North American rights will be overseen by Paradigm Motion Picture Finance Group.
The Nassers executive produced another film currently playing at Sundance, the Jamie Travis-directed phone sex comedy For A Good Time, Call… Justin Long, Ari Graynor, Lauren Anne Miller, Mark Webber, James Wolk, Nia Vardalos, and Mimi Rogers star, with Seth Rogen making a cameo. De Bont directed such films as Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, The Haunting, and Twister.
This sounds like a interesting story, and if they can get a great cast it will likely be good. De Bont has a good handle on action, so I am excited to see him back behind the camera. What are your thoughts on this news?