Taylor Kitsch signs up for Exit 147

News Glen Chapman 22 Feb 2013 - 06:50

After a run of box office disappointments Kitsch signs up for serial killer thriller Exit 147

I've got a lot of time for Taylor Kitsch, in large part due to my love of Friday Night Lights and his excellent performance as Tim Riggins. So it's something of a disappointment that his cinematic endeavours have been less than successful thus far. That said, I maintain that John Carter received an unnecessary kicking and was one of the few films of late that captured the feeling of the movies that I loved as a kid. And, to be fair to Taylor Kitsch, he's also been solid in the vast majority of other roles I've seen him in. I would even hesitate to say he's made bad choices given that it's unlikely many young actors wouldn't want to do an X-Men movie, and that Battleship had him working with Friday Night Lights showrunner Peter Berg.

Anyway: Kitcsch has now signed up for Julian Jarrold's (Red Riding and Becoming Jane) serial killer thriller Exit 147, which will see him play the role of a small town sheriff who arrests a man driving across the desert and holds him captive as part of a sadistic game. The screenplay is written by Travis Milloy who wrote Pandorum, and with a bit of luck, this time Kitsch will have a role for which he gets just a bit more credit.

There's no word as yet on when to expect the film.

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John Carter is one of those films whose reputation will grow with time. Those who didn't want to risk the price of a night at the cinema at the time will no doubt catch up with it on DVD or the TV and wonder why they missed out.

Hopefully, that will mean a better received sequel a few years down the line, but who knows! it's more likely they'd just go with a remake.

Movie studios need to think longer term than just the initial box office take as people's viewing habits change.

I really like Taylor Kitsch too. Friday Night Lights is fantastic.

John carter..was awesome...it is to bad that a bunch of useless movie critics and wreck movie... i don't ever read movie reviews by critics any more i find the fast majority of them only want to tell you why you shouldn't see it...i hope they make a sequel.. i am waiting impatiently for that and serenity 2

I totally agree. Great movie!!

John carter is a good movie and I think there should be a sequel. I never saw it in theaters, but when I say it was really enjoying. I liked it so much I went and purchased it on DVD the next day.

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