Flight Risk: Mel Gibson returns to direct with Mark Wahlberg in the lead
Lionsgate has just announced the acquisition of the distribution rights to the film Flight riskwhich will mark the return behind the camera of the Oscar winner Mel Gibson. The protagonist will be the actor Mark Wahlberg as a pilot who transports a dangerous criminal to an upcoming trial. Although the synopsis of the film is scarce, both Gibson and Wahlberg’s well-known passion for action cinema are more than enough to let us imagine that this too Flight risk it will be placed in that genre, with several obstacles that could stand between the protagonist and his goal.
Gibson thus returned to directing afterwards The Battle of Hacksaw Ridge in 2016, Academy Award-nominated film that told the story of WWII Medal of Honor recipient Desmond Doss. Flight risk it will be his sixth film as a director, having made his debut in this role in 1993 with The faceless man to then realize Breaveheart – Brave heart (1995), Christ’s passion (2004), Apocalypto (2006) and the war film mentioned above. The new feature will also continue Gibson’s relationship with Lionsgate as producer of the actor and director’s previous film.
Regarding the upcoming collaboration between Wahlberg and Gibson, Joe Drake, president of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group. he said he’s especially excited about what these two action stars can accomplish together. There Davis Entertainment is producing the film together with Gibson and Bruce Daveyboth manufacturers through their Icon Productions. Lionsgate will also present the project at the Cannes market, but a release date has not yet been announced nor when shooting on the film will begin. Further updates are therefore awaited in this regard.