Variety is reporting that Steven Seagal has signed on for a new movie called Cypher which might just get a theatrical release.
Aiming for a resurgence of his long career as an action star, Steven Seagal has come on board “Cypher” at Aldamisa Intl.
Aldamisa topper Sergei Bespalev and Seagal are producing the $25 million project, targeted for an April launch of production. The project has been quietly unveiled at the American Film Market with preliminary discussions about international sales.
Seagal will portray a special forces operative who — frustrated with the bureaucracy of war — goes rogue and tries to exterminate terrorists being protected by the government.
Seagal playing a special forces operative?… that’s a stretch. Despite languishing in straight to DVD land for a few years Seagal has kept his career alive by having a new movie out pretty much every two weeks. They may not all be the best quality but some of them have been decent.
I like the sound of Cypher though and if it gets a theatrical release, I’ll be there with bells on… but I’ll try to keep the noise down.