Sharlto Copley To Get 'Biting Elbows' Treatment In HARDCORE
Ilya Naishuller (pictured left) the living, breathing film genius behind the explosive action movie music video megahit, Bad Motherfucker, is set to direct a new superhero film called Hardcore. The film will be shot in Russia and produced by Russian-Kazakh filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov, whose credits include the 2008 bullet-curving action thriller, Wanted, and the 2012 fantasy history-twisting fantasy horror flick, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Katia Kononeko and Inga Vainshtein are also producing.
Casting and plot details are few and far between at the moment, but word is actor Sharlto Copley is set to star in the film as the main hero, with the entire film shot in first person, as per Naishuller‘s previous work. The plot for Hardcore is not yet fully known, but is said to focus primarily on a stylized science fiction setting where Copley’s character will be killing numerous bad guys to rescue a damsel in distress.
Copley, best known for his performance in films such as the theatrical 2010 reboot, The A-Team, as well as Neill Blomkamp‘s sci-fi epic adventures, District 9, and the upcoming August release of Elysium, is also set to appear with Josh Brolin and Samuel L. Jackson in the October 25, 2013 release of Spike Lee’s next film, Oldboy.
If you are not familiar with the widely viewed, hugely famous and action packed music video for Bad Motherfucker, check out the embed below, and stay tuned for updates!
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