Millennium is dealing with the ‘Aftermath’

Helmer worked on 'Black Hawk Down,' 'Daredevil'

Millennium Films has acquired “Aftermath,” a script by J.D. Zeik (“Ronin”) that will be directed by Alexander Witt, a second unit director who’s stepping up to the big leagues.

“Aftermath” is a futuristic piece about a soldier who returns from a war, only to find another battle waiting for him as he tries to settle back into a peaceful life. “It has the feel of Clint Eastwood’s ‘man with no name’ character, dropped into a dark futuristic world,” Millennium’s Brad Jenkel said. “Alexander is so ready to direct. The amount of quality work he’s done on second unit and in commercials makes it awkward to even consider him a first timer.”

Avi Lerner’s Millennium is hardly hiring a neophyte: Witt has been the second unit director on “Black Hawk Down,” “Gladiator,” “The Bourne Identity,” “Daredevil,” and the upcoming “The Italian Job.”Jenkel will produce “Aftermath” and Paul Kelmenson will exec produce. Shooting begins late summer in Europe. Millennium’s in post on the Jim Caviezel starrer “Highwaymen” for New Line, and just wrapped the Michael Haussman-directed “Blind Horizon,” starring Val Kilmer, Sam Shepard and Neve Campbell.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading