Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Universal Targets "2 Guns" Adaptation

Universal Pictures reports that their upcoming Boom! Studios' comic book adaptation of creator Steven Grant's 2007 graphic novel series "2 Guns", will be released August 16, 2013.

The new film stars Oscar winner Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg as two operatives from competing government bureaus  forced on the run together, with neither one knowing that  the other is an undercover federal agent :

"...for the past 12 months, DEA agent 'Bobby Trench ('Washington) and US naval intelligence officer 'Marcus Stigman' (Wahlberg) have been reluctantly attached at the hip. Working undercover as members of a narcotics syndicate, each man distrusts his partner as much as the criminals they have both been tasked to take down.

"When their attempt to infiltrate a Mexican drug cartel and recover millions goes haywire, Trench and Stigman are suddenly disavowed by their superiors. Now that everyone wants them in jail or in the ground, the only person they can count on is the other. Unfortunately for their pursuers, when good guys spend years pretending to be bad, they pick up a few tricks along the way..."

Cast also includes Paula Patton, Bill Paxton, James Marsden, Fred Ward and Edward James Olmos.

The "2 Guns: screenplay is written by Blake Masters and David O. Russell for director Baltasar Kormakur.

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