PEPPERMINT: Lakeshore Scores 'Taken' Helmer Pierre Morel To Direct The Female 'John Wick' Revenge Actioner

There's no question that a film like John Wick has bolstered some really solid action films in the last few years - most notably its sequel and the inbound Atomic Blonde. Such is the hype now surrounding Lakeshore Entertainment who reportedly won a bidding war with seven figures for a new female-centric action thriller in the same vein titled Peppermint.

London Has Fallen co-scribe Chad St. John wrote the script for which THR's report shares a plot vague enough to leave you filling in some blanks: 
Peppermint is a revenge story centering on a young mother who, due to circumstances, finds herself with nothing to lose, and is now going to take from her rivals the very life they stole from her. 
Lakeshore’s Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Richard Wright and Eric Reid are producing the film, thus adding to their arsenal of female-driven actioners which already include the Underworld franchise.

Production is being fast tracked for the fall with, of all people, Taken, Banlieue 13, and The Gunman helmer Pierre Morel directing. This, for the most part, is good news considering how awesome Taken is compared to its two sequels which Morel didn't direct. I actually like how he handled the action in that film and would personally rather he be on this if none of John Wick's 87eleven elites or similar are available.

As for Peppermint in its current state, a John Wick-style actioner with a female heroine snapping necks and double tapping heads with non-stop tactical fervor in the name of vengeance is something I will pay the price of a ticket to see. Trust.


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