Notable blockbuster director John McTiernan may finally get back into his element this year rounding up new sci-fi in Tau Ceti 4. This might find itself retitled to something more commericially viable unless he finds a way to make Tau Ceti 4 work, but that’s the title he and his current company at IMR are going with as Cannes sales approaches next week.
Set to star Uma Thurman (Kill Bill saga) and Travis Fimmel (Vikings, Warcraft), Tau Ceti 4 is the titular planet of the Tau Ceti solar system – it’s a war-torn planet where three heavily-armed strangers have landed with the goal of targeting and killing off all the various oligarchs and militant terrorists.
McTiernan, best known for delivering 80s and 90s hallmark action cinema glory with Die Hard and Predator, penned the script and will produce with Thurman, and with Gail Sistrunk and Anthony Katagas.
CAA and Paradigm jointly represent North American rights. (Screendaily)