Martin Campbell to Direct UMBRA After Joe Carnahan Drops Out
Green Lantern's Martin Campbell has found his next directing gig. Deadline reports that Campbell has taken over for Joe Carnahan on Umbra, which is being funded by Endgame Entertainment. Paul Haggis, who worked with Campbell on Casino Royale, has been brought on to do a rewrite on the drama about "a business man who gets a mysterious package in the mail and gets caught up in a government conspiracy." Filming is scheduled to start in the spring.
Umbra is being produced by Endgame’s James Stern along with Hal Lieberman and Campbell’s production partner Lucienne Papon. Steven Karczynski and Carnahan did re-write work on the most recent draft. Carnahan parted ways with the project for personal reasons. He has been busy with The Grey, which stars Liam Neeson and opens on January 27.
The story reminds me of Enemy of the State, which I liked. I loved Casino Royale and think Martin Campbell is a great director. What are your thoughts?