Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Watch: Anna Paquin Is Rescued In Clip From 'X-Men: Days of Future Past - The Rogue Cut' Watch: Anna Paquin Is Rescued In Clip From 'X-Men: Days of Future Past - The Rogue Cut' Watch: Live Your Ultimate Fantasy With The First NSFW Trailer For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' Watch: Live Your Ultimate Fantasy With The First NSFW Trailer For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' Terrence Malick’s ‘Knight Of Cups’ Won’t Arrive Until 2016, Austin Music Scene Drama Not Titled ‘Weightless’ Terrence Malick’s ‘Knight Of Cups’ Won’t Arrive Until 2016, Austin Music Scene Drama Not Titled ‘Weightless’ The Punisher Will Reportedly Appear As The Villain In ‘Daredevil’ Season 2 The Punisher Will Reportedly Appear As The Villain In ‘Daredevil’ Season 2 'Lucy 2' And 'Colombiana 2' Are In Development 'Lucy 2' And 'Colombiana 2' Are In Development Mixed Reactions For Marvel's 'Ant-Man' After First Press Screening Plus New Promos And Pics Mixed Reactions For Marvel's 'Ant-Man' After First Press Screening Plus New Promos And Pics The Essentials: The 5 Best Rachel McAdams Performances The Essentials: The 5 Best Rachel McAdams Performances Kevin Feige Says 'Spider-Man' Is "Definitely A Sony Picture," Talks Role Of 'Ant-Man' In Phase 3, More Kevin Feige Says 'Spider-Man' Is "Definitely A Sony Picture," Talks Role Of 'Ant-Man' In Phase 3, More First Reviews For 'Terminator Genisys' Suggest Franchise Didn't Need To Say "I'll Be Back" First Reviews For 'Terminator Genisys' Suggest Franchise Didn't Need To Say "I'll Be Back" Kit Harington & Dakota Fanning Replace Robert Pattinson & Mia Wasikowska In 'Brimstone' Kit Harington & Dakota Fanning Replace Robert Pattinson & Mia Wasikowska In 'Brimstone' The Essentials: The 5 Best Colin Farrell Perfomances The Essentials: The 5 Best Colin Farrell Perfomances Review: ‘True Detective’ Season 2, Episode 1, ‘The Western Book of the Dead,' How It Differs From Season 1 & More Review: ‘True Detective’ Season 2, Episode 1, ‘The Western Book of the Dead,' How It Differs From Season 1 & More First Listen: Here's Your 'True Detective' Season 2 Theme Song & The First Episode Music Cues First Listen: Here's Your 'True Detective' Season 2 Theme Song & The First Episode Music Cues The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far 'The Leftovers' Reboots For Season 2, Switches Setting And Makes Casting Changes 'The Leftovers' Reboots For Season 2, Switches Setting And Makes Casting Changes 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 All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

Joe Johnston Is 'Not Safe For Work'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist February 1, 2012 at 9:07PM

While it remains to be seen if Joe Johnston will return to the director's chair for the inevitable sequel to "Captain America: The First Avengers" -- which according to Neal McDonough (aka Dum Dum Dugan) may shoot at the end of the year -- the helmer is taking a microbudget project that he can knock out fast, should he need to jump back into comic book land.
0
Joe Johnston

While it remains to be seen if Joe Johnston will return to the director's chair for the inevitable sequel to "Captain America: The First Avengers" -- which according to Neal McDonough (aka Dum Dum Dugan) may shoot at the end of the year -- the helmer is taking a microbudget project that he can knock out fast, should he need to jump back into comic book land.

So what is Johnston doing with his newly established cred that has erased memories of "The Wolfman"? He's going to direct a microbudget thriller of course. Written by Adam Mason and Simon Boyes, and produced by Jason Blum ("Paranormal Activity," "Insidious") the lamely titled "Not Safe For Work" centers on a paralegal who's trapped at the office while a killer is on the warpath to destroy files for another corporation. So yeah, sounds like one of those flimsy, one dimenstional loglines that will be stretched into a 90 minute movie. Why Johnston wants to direct a movie about a psychopath destroying files and perhaps people is beyond us, but if he was looking for something different than his usual more tentpole-oriented gigs, he found it.

Oh, the other reason he's doing this? Johnston has a back-end deal so if the movie is a blockbuster, he'll get a nice healthy reward which is probably a nice change from the paltry dollars Marvel hands out to their talent. No word on when this might lens, but these microbudget movies -- this one is slated to cost $2.5 million -- tend to move fast. [THR]

This article is related to: Not Safe For Work, Joe Johnston


The Playlist

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


E-Mail Updates