Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Ryan Gosling To Star In 'Blade Runner 2' Ryan Gosling To Star In 'Blade Runner 2' Watch: New Trailer For 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Flies Into The Galaxy Watch: New Trailer For 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Flies Into The Galaxy Watch: First Teaser Trailer For Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' Watch: First Teaser Trailer For Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' 'Macbeth,' Todd Haynes' 'Carol,' Pixar's 'Inside Out' Lead 2015 Cannes Film Festival Line-Up 'Macbeth,' Todd Haynes' 'Carol,' Pixar's 'Inside Out' Lead 2015 Cannes Film Festival Line-Up Watch: Zack Snyder Teases The Full Trailer For ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice' & Upcoming IMAX Event Watch: Zack Snyder Teases The Full Trailer For ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice' & Upcoming IMAX Event Ryan Gosling & Edgar Wright Talk 'Lost River,' Shooting In Detroit, And Advice For First Time Filmmakers Ryan Gosling & Edgar Wright Talk 'Lost River,' Shooting In Detroit, And Advice For First Time Filmmakers Netflix & Marvel's 'Daredevil': The Pros, The Cons, The Verdict Netflix & Marvel's 'Daredevil': The Pros, The Cons, The Verdict Netflix's 'Daredevil' Is An Awesome Achievement And Marvel's Most Graphic & Grounded Effort To Date Netflix's 'Daredevil' Is An Awesome Achievement And Marvel's Most Graphic & Grounded Effort To Date Watch: Action-Packed Footage In 2 New “Avengers: Age of Ultron’ TV Spots, Plus Watch Interviews With The Entire Cast Watch: Action-Packed Footage In 2 New “Avengers: Age of Ultron’ TV Spots, Plus Watch Interviews With The Entire Cast Watch: Trailer For 'The Great Beauty' Director Paolo Sorrentino's 'Youth' Starring Michael Caine & Rachel Weisz Watch: Trailer For 'The Great Beauty' Director Paolo Sorrentino's 'Youth' Starring Michael Caine & Rachel Weisz Joss Whedon Says He's Not Making 'Avengers: Infinity War' Because It's "A Young Man’s Game" Joss Whedon Says He's Not Making 'Avengers: Infinity War' Because It's "A Young Man’s Game" Watch: Take 7 Minutes And Learn The History Of Film Editing Watch: Take 7 Minutes And Learn The History Of Film Editing 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Called "Amazing" And "More Emotional" With "Insane Action" After First Screening 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Called "Amazing" And "More Emotional" With "Insane Action" After First Screening Joss Whedon Calls 'Jurassic World' Clip "70s Era Sexist" Joss Whedon Calls 'Jurassic World' Clip "70s Era Sexist" The 20 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival The 20 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki

'Friends With Benefits' Director Will Gluck To Helm Action/Comedy 'Skyjack'

The Playlist By Joe Cunningham | The Playlist June 14, 2012 at 10:25AM

After properly announcing himself with the excellent Emma Stone vehicle “Easy A,” and then following that up with another surprisingly decent comedy in the form of “Friends With Benefits," Will Gluck marked himself as a director to watch. We’d totally tell you what we think about his debut film, “Fired Up!,” but this writer has to admit to not having seen it. He currently has an action-comedy (“Secretaries Day”), an adaptation of “About Last Night…”, a comedy caper (“Sex On The Moon”), a potential re-team with Emma Stone, and a remake of a Swiss drama (“How to Disappear Completely”) on his to-do list. He’s one helluva busy man, and now it looks like he’s lined up another project.
0
Will Gluck Skyjack

After properly announcing himself with the excellent Emma Stone vehicle “Easy A,” and then following that up with another surprisingly decent comedy in the form of “Friends With Benefits," Will Gluck marked himself as a director to watch. We’d totally tell you what we think about his debut film, “Fired Up!,” but this writer has to admit to not having seen it. He currently has an action-comedy (“Secretaries Day”), an adaptation of “About Last Night…”, a comedy caper (“Sex On The Moon”), a potential re-team with Emma Stone, and a remake of a Swiss drama (“How to Disappear Completely”) on his to-do list. He’s one helluva busy man, and now it looks like he’s lined up another project.

CBS Films are planning an adaptation of the bestselling Geoffrey Gray novel “Skyjack: The Hunt For D.B. Cooper” and Gluck has been lined up to produce and direct. The novel is an action-comedy (another one!) about a man who hijacked a plane in 1971, and demanded $200,000 and parachutes before jumping out over the Pacific. He was never caught and has been hailed as a folk hero, and the book tells the story from the perspective of three different people claiming to be him.

It sounds like a very interesting story, and if we were asked to pick a director right now to tell an unconventional and potentially fourth-wall-breaking comedy, we’d point you straight in Gluck’s direction. However, with so many irons in the fire it will be interesting to see which projects Gluck perseveres with and which ones he has to move on from. Gluck’s currently mid-way through a two-year Sony deal too, so we’d have to imagine that his projects over there will take priority, and maybe 'Skyjack' is a project that he’ll get to once that deal expires. [Deadline]

This article is related to: Will Gluck, Skyjack


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates