'Run' to feature BMW-powered car chases
Thomas Jane (“The Mist”) will topline the $35 million action-thriller “Run,” to be directed by John McTiernan for Arclight Films.Arclight head Gary Hamilton is introducing “Run” to buyers at the European Film Market. McTiernan will shoot the film on location in Argentina. Principal photography is set to begin April 14. Written by Jonah Loop, the film is being produced by Michael Pierce and Mark Williams. Hamilton and Simon Fawcett of Aramid Capital will exec produce. The wide spaces of Argentina are appropriate for “Run,” which has an American Interpol agent happening upon a conspiracy during a thrills-and-spills high-speed pursuit across the country. “This is an unrelenting action-thriller in true McTiernan style, creating acrobatic mayhem in exotic locales,” said Hamilton. “BMW has come onboard to provide the cars, and Roush Performance is designing a Super Mustang for the film, setting up what will be a spectacular vehicle stunt-action chase movie,” he added. “This is an exciting thriller, which just happens to unravel as cars chase each other at over 120 mph,” said Pierce.