Captain America: The Winter Soldier is almost upon us, this time helmed by Anthony and Joe Russo but the question we are asking now where is The First Avenger director, Joe Johnston dabbling his toes given his departure from the franchise.
For his first project since The First Avenger, Johnston (Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Jumanji), who cut his teeth working as a concept artist and effects tech for the original Star Wars film, has tapped Max Minghella (The Social Network) along with Tim Griffin, Molly Hagan and J.J. Feild for the latest Blumhouse thriller, Not Safe For Work. With a screenplay from experienced Brit horror scribes Simon Boyes (The Devil’s Chair) and Adam Mason (The Devil’s Chair, Broken), the film certainly sounds like it falls close to the Alexandre Aja planted tree, P2 with the protagonist trapped in his workplace by a killer intent on destroying files from another corporation.
Whilst Joss Whedon’s recent small-scale pet project, Much Ado About Nothing got full theatrical exposure, Johnston’s $2.5 million-budgeted production has only earned the straight to DVD treatment and will be released some time this spring.
Whatever the case, we’ll leave you with the latest trailer for the film which, surprisingly, is pretty much safe for work.
From the director of Captain America: The First Avenger and The Wolfman comes a psychological thriller about an unsuspecting office worker, Tom Miller (Max Minghella, The Social Network), who becomes trapped in his office building with a demented Killer (J.H. Field, Captain America: The First Avenger). As Tom rushes to protect those employees working late, he soon discovers that his legal firm has been hiding sinister secrets that could put thousands of lives at risk. From the producer of Paranormal Activity and Insidious, comes a terrifying, psychological thriller where an ordinary office becomes a twisted killing ground