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Nicolas Cage May Lead John McTiernan’s ‘Red Squad,’ Director Says He's Penned 'Thomas Crown Affair' Sequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 28, 2014 5:44 PM
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Action director John McTiernan's trouble with the law may soon be ending (read all about it here) which means he'll soon be able to get back to work. And earlier this year, his first post-prison project "Red Squad" made some headlines, but not much has been heard since. But if all goes well, it looks like he's found a leading man.

Yippe-Ki-Yay! John McTiernan Lines Up First Post-Jail Job With DEA Thriller ‘Red Squad’

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 8, 2014 12:21 PM
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It’s been a rough few years for John McTiernan, the director who commonly blurs the line between craftsman and artist thanks to his genre-defining work on films like “Die Hard” and “Predator.” Thankfully, things seem to be turning around for the filmmaker, as Variety is reporting that McTiernan has lined up his first gig following his 12-month prison sentence (tangentially tied to the Anthony Pellicano wiretapping scandal that rocked Hollywood a few years ago): a nifty-sounding DEA thriller from Hannibal Classics entitled “Red Squad.” It will be good to have him back.

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