Director James Foley put his shoulders under a film about the legendary escape from the heavily guarded American prison Alcatraz. It reports the online filmmagazine Collider.
The prison on the island of Alcatraz, off the coast of San Francisco, was up in the 60’s, one of the most notorious and most secure of the United States. Only the ‘worst cases’ were locked up. Escape from Alcatraz was impossible considered, up to three prisoners in 1962, however, managed to – through and tunnel and with a homemade raft – the gevangeniseiland to disappear. About their eventual fate was never discovered, and all ended up in 2013 at the police a letter from someone who claimed one of the three escaped men.
The story had previously been an inspiration for filmmakers. In 1979 appeared in ‘Escape from Alcatraz’ by director Don Siegel, with Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood in the starring role. Eastwood then played Frank Morris, the alleged mastermind behind the ontsnappingsoperatie. The character will be in the same sense, also in the upcoming film adaptation will appear.
Director Foley, who has a number of episodes of ‘House of Cards’ directed and recently also the movies, ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ and ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ made, takes the project into account. It is not clear whether it is just as in 1979, even now, to a boekverfilming, or to a completely new script. Also about the cast or release date are still no details published.