One of Channing's favorite directors to work with is Dito Montiel. Dito directed Channing in 2006's 'A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints' and his upcoming action film 'Fighting' that will be released in theaters on April 24, 2009 and some may even say Chan's somewhat of a muse to the talented director.
At this point, Chan and Dito almost have a sort of shorthand when they communicate on set, and the two work together extremely well. That's why I was happy to read on Variety.com that Channing Tatum has been chosen to star in a new movie called 'The Brotherhood of the Rose', an adaptation of the David Morrell novel for Warner Brothers.
Montiel is re-writing an earlier draft of the script from Adam Cozad and will also direct the film. Basil Iwanyk ('Clash of the Titans') is producing the movie through his Thunder Road banner.
The story is a cat-and-mouse espionage tale about two orphans raised by a top CIA agent to become assassins. When their operations go awry, they find themselves on the run, caught in a conspiracy and hunted by the most dangerous spies in the world. The book was previously adapted as a two-part NBC miniseries in 1989 that starred David Morse, Peter Strauss, Connie Sellecca, and Robert Mitchum.
Industry folk are saying the project signifies the fact that Warner Brothers is trying to start their own Bourne-style spy thriller franchise, so I feel this new role definitely moves Channing up yet another notch on the action hero meter.
'The Brotherhood of the Rose' is currently set to hit theaters some time in 2010.
Congrats to Chan for landing yet another great role!!! He has so many movies in the works that it can be hard to keep track. Fans can CLICK HERE to get a complete list of his past, current, and future projects.