We think it’s safe to say that lots of folks were surprised when Mike “Mouse” McCoy and Scott Waugh’s Navy SEAL action flick Act of Valor won the box office battle the weekend before last, but the feel-good story isn’t over yet – the success of the modestly-budgeted film has gotten both directors more work.
It’s already been reported that Waugh has signed on to direct High Speed – a car chase film currently being written by Greg Russo – and that McCoy and Waugh will re-team for the Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle Black Sands. But now McCoy gets a crack at his own feature with the just-announced God’s Gulch.
McCoy’s own Bandito Brothers production company will fund the new project, which was inspired by an idea hatched by the filmmaker and writer Brooks McCLaren. The film’s story will revolve around a group fighting for survival after a computer network crashes – casting society into complete chaos. Sounds disturbingly plausible…
McClaren is a hot talent in Hollywood, having penned a script entitled How It Ends, which wound up on the 2010 Black List of the best unproduced screenplays in Hollywood. It has since been picked up with Breck Eisner attached to direct.
Meanwhile, there’s no official start date for God’s Gulch – but expect production to ramp up after Black Sands, which is slated to shoot this summer, wraps up.