Action star Gerard Butler (Angel Has Fallen) is set to star and produce the upcoming action thriller Remote Control.
To be distributed by STX, the film sees Butler portraying “Michael Rafter, a former war correspondent turned corporate security consultant, whose life is overturned when he receives a mysterious phone call from an unknown source. Intrigued by the caller’s intent, Rafter investigates and soon uncovers the threads of a global conspiracy, finding himself drawn into a fight for his life and pursued by the 212, a powerful shadow organization. Rafter soon discovers he has been targeted and framed as the notorious international assassin, Julian Irving. With his own identity erased, Rafter turns to the only person he can trust – his former lover, Tracy, who is also implicated in the conspiracy. On the run together, they must stay ahead of the 212, the CIA and a team of professional assassins, and unravel the mystery while trying to stay alive.”
Best known for his work as director of photography on such blockbusters as Gladiator and Logan, John Mathieson will helm Remote Control with a script by Mark Burnell.