EXCLUSIVE Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel’s The Solution Entertainment Group has come on board to finance and handle sales on Brian Taylor’s action thriller Blood Drive. Sentinel Pictures and Permut Presentations are producing with Solution co-producing, financing and distributing. The project marks the first action pic that producer David Permut has boarded since the iconic Nicolas Cage-John TravoltaFace Off from Hong Kong director John Woo in 1997.
Blood Drive, from an original screenplay by Christian Parkes, is described as a high-octane, nail-biting race against time that follows Ben, an everyman with the rarest of blood types unexpectedly forced to deliver his very own, freshly removed kidney to an infamous tycoon whose life depends on it.
Taylor specialises in highly stylized action fare, having also directed Gerard Butler inGamer and Jason Statham in Crank. “This is the kind of big concept, relentless action I love. Ben is a quintessential everyman hero, pushed to the limits out of pure desperation — how far would we go to save someone we love? How much would we give?” says Brian Taylor.