Jerry Bruckheimer Producing a Teenage Girl Version of TAKEN Called THE CRUELTY
Paramount Pictures and producer Jerry Bruckheimer have secured the rights to a young adult book by S. Bergstrom’s called The Cruelty. It's basically Taken, but instead of Liam Neeson going on an action-packed journey to rescue his teenage daughter, a teenage daughter embarks on a dangerous mission to rescue her father. The news comes from Variety, who offers the following story details:
The story revolves around a 17-year-old girl who sets off across the dark underbelly of Europe to rescue her father, a kidnapped diplomat. She plunges into a brutal world of arms smuggling and human trafficking as she journeys from the slums of Paris to the nightclubs of Berlin to finally face off against the most feared crime family in Prague.
I'm not really expecting much from this movie because it just seems like the typical formulaic Hollywood action movie, but with a teenage girl.
Bruckheimer is currently in post-production on Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales which comes out on July 7th, 2017. He's also developing Top Gun 2 for Paramount.