Actually, it's just a single image - and a boring one at that. But it's nevertheless proof that the movie is actually happening, which is something to hold on to. Directed by Oscar-nominee John Madden and executive-produced by Quentin Tarantino - aka the busiest person alive who isn't Joss Whedon - Killshot is based on an Elmore Leonard novel about a husband and wife who "become entangled in a scam with a bumbling small time con artist..and his over-the-hill hit man partner." The husband and wife are played by Thomas Jane and Diane Lane (no word on if their character names also rhyme), and the con men are a potentially interesting duo: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Mickey Rourke.

Until I hear a flood of negative reports, I'm going to try to stay optimistic about this one - Tarantino's not in it after all, and both the cast and story have a lot of potential. In addition, Leonard's novels tend to be sharply written and very smart, though a lot depends on the adaptation. The film is currently in post-production, and is due for release in March of 2006.
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