Searching for a new helmer to lead its high-profile project of "Black Water Transit", Capitol Film is holding negotiations with Tony Kaye to replace director Samuel Bayer, who walked out due to creative difference, Production Weekly has reported.
An adaptation of Carsten Stroud's novel of the same title, the action thriller flick depicts the divergent agendas of crooks, cops and lawyers as they clash over a shipment of illegal firearms, mafia ties and a double homicide. Filming schedule has been pushed back from February 12 to early April, but will still take place in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Cast has already lined up Hollywood household names like Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, and Sophie Okonedo, among others. Meanwhile Christopher Eberts, Kia Jam, Arnold Rifkin, and Paul Parmar will all produce with David Bergstein, Chris Roberts, and Ross M. Dinerstein executive producing.