Mel Gibson and Kate Bosworth are set to star in Force of Nature, an action film that Michael Polish will direct from a script by Cory Miller. Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films CEOs and co-founders Randall Emmett and George Furla will produce with Luillo Ruiz, with Tim Sullivan and Alex Eckert exec producing.
This will be the second Gibson vehicle on the Croisette, after his attachment was announced yesterday on Fatman. He is also getting close on directing The Wild Bunch, a new version of the 1969 Sam Peckinpah-directed classic Western at Warner Bros which Gibson has been writing with Bryan Bagby.
I think Mel Gibson is a brilliant director and should do an amazing job directing The Wild Bunch. I hope Kate and Michael are enjoying working with him on Force of Nature. There's so much to learn from the old Pro's.
"Force of Nature" has been rated R for violence and pervasive language, and Lionsgate is going to distribute it.
There's a listing for a home video release for late next month with more on the plot. And the runtime is 138 minutes.
The legendary Mel Gibson stars in this edge-of-your-seat action-thriller that explodes into action during a violent category 5 hurricane. As disgraced cop, Cardillo (Emile Hirsch, INTO THE WILD) races to evacuate an apartment building, he comes across Dr. Troy (Kate Bosworth, SUPERMAN RETURNS), and her retired detective father Ray (Gibson). When a murderous gang of thieves arrives to rob a wealthy tenant, they must join forces to battle the criminals and escape with their lives before the entire city is deep underwater.