There are some days when you just really need good news. Thankfully, we get some of that news today. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brian De Palma is set to direct a new international thriller titled DOMINO.
While it shares its title with the 2005 Tony Scott film, this is not a remake, but instead a thriller involving a Danish cop out for vengeance and a CIA operative on the hunt for an ISIS cell responsible for a string of terrorist attacks across Europe. The film is to star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Christina Hendricks.
Coster-Waldau impressed me recently in SMALL CRIMES (it’s on Netflix now and you should immediately watch it) and Hendricks has been on a roll between her work in Nicolas Winding Refn’s films and her recent femme fatale turn in season one of Hap and Leonard. To see those two team up with De Palma is an exciting prospect.
De Palma’s last film was 2012’s PASSION, a film that returned him to the sort of psycho-sexual thrillers that he did so well in the ’70s and ’80s. The plot of DOMINO sounds more in line with his more mainstream conspiracy thrillers like MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE and BLOW OUT. But the director has never shied away from making politically subversive films in the past, so do not expect a straight ahead good guys vs. bad guys thriller. Even if it does turn out to be a straight forward thriller, any De Palma is better than no De Palma. Always remember that.
DOMINO is expected to be released at some point in 2018, which gives us all something to look forward to.