Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow is starting to experience a bit of a rise in fame thanks to his latest directorial gig. Previously, he had only helmed two films: Cry_Wolf and Never Back Down. Now, with Kick-Ass 2 under his belt, the director has been able to snag two high profile gigs. One is X-Force for Fox, which was announced last week. The second film was revealed today as Deadline reports that Wadlow will direct an action flick titled Go Fast for Sony Pictures.
Scripted by xXx screenwriter Rich Wilkes, the film will focus on “the ocean-bound struggle between DEA agents and drug smugglers and aims to do for high-velocity watercraft what the Fast and Furious franchise has done for fast cars.”
It sounds like an interesting idea and with the right people involved, I think the film could see the same success that the Fast and Furious franchise has seen in recent years. It’s also interesting to note that Wadlow was once in the running to direct Fast & Furious 7, meaning that studios are clearly seeing something special in him.
Personally, I thought that both Cry_Wolf and Never Back Down were mediocre at best. That being said, buzz surrounding Kick-Ass 2 is pretty good and with Wadlow being offered all these high profile projects, you can bet that Hollywood insiders are impressed with what they’ve seen from the upcoming film.
What do you think? Is Jeff Wadlow the next big action director? Does Go Fast sound appealing to you? Let us know in the comments below.