Sunday, 14 February 2016

Pierce Brosnan and Martin Campbell reunite for Hemingway adaptation

Martin Campbell helped Pierce Brosnan kick off his stint as Jame Bond with GoldenEye (1995) and they have reunited recently to shoot Jackie Chan (The Karate Kid)) action thriller The Foreigner, so it makes sense that they would keep the collaboration going with a potential new project. News arrives via The Hollywood Reporter that the pair are working on an adaption of Ernest Hemingway's novel Across The River And Into The Trees.

Across The River, which was published in 1950, marked the last full length book from the author. Peter Flannery (Funny Bones) and Michael Radford (Il Postino: The Postman) have adapted the script, which sees an American officer serving in Italy after World War II, who learns he is suffering from a terminal illness. Determined to find some isolation, he commandeers a driver to take him on a duck hunting trip and to his old stomping grounds in Venice. But then he crosses paths with a young countess and he starts to think there might be more life left in him yet.

All being well, Campbell will start rolling the cameras this October in Venice. In addition to The Foreigner, Brosnan will be seen in revenge thriller I.T., which is currently chugging through post-production.

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