Ben Affleck is just beginning work on one military drama in the shape of hostage flick Argo , but it looks like he might have another one on his plate sooner rather than later.
THR reports that Affleck is in talks with Warner Bros to direct and star in their new thriller Line Of Sight . The film follows the adventures of an elite commando squad transporting a valuable cargo whilst dealing with a global threat.
All of which sounds relatively ho-hum until put into the context of the film’s big hook: the majority of of it will be filmed from the perspective of one of the commandos, much like a first-person shooter. Indeed, Halo: Reach writer Peter O’Brien was recently brought in to customise the script to hang around the gimmick.
Joel Silver is producing the film alongside Unknown ’s Andrew Rona, and the pair will be hoping that the unusual presentation will mark Line Of Sight out from the slew of generic thrillers churned out by Hollywood every year.
We’ve seen first-person action sequences in the past, most notably in the videogame-referencing Doom , but never an entire film presented in that fashion. Whether it works or not remains to be seen, but it’s certainly intriguing.
Meanwhile, Argo begins shooting next month in Los Angeles. Affleck will be joined on screen by John Goodman, Alan Arkin and Bryan Cranston and the film is slated for a 2012 release date.