Plot details about the sci-fi movie Cascade are being kept under wraps.
Sometimes, you write a headline and a sub-headline and that covers basically all the information you have at the time. This is one of those times. Deadline is reporting that Paramount has acquired a feature-length sci-fi movie pitch from writer James Coyne and that Guy Ritchie and Lionel Wigram’s company, Ritchie/Wigram Productions, will be producing the movie. The title of the mystery sci-fi pitch / movie is Cascade, and, well, that’s all the information that has been revealed at this point. OK. So, since there’s no additional information about the movie (yet), let’s take a look at some of the players involved.
James Coyne, Writer of the Mystery Sci-Fi Movie Cascade
Coyne and Richie/Wigram actually have a bit of history together. Coyne was briefly attached to write the screenplay for the upcoming third Sherlock Holmes movie before Warner Bros decided to go with a “writer’s room” approach to the screenplay, which according to Variety, will include five different screenwriters who will all be collectively helping to “shape the script and story for next installment.” Coyne also wrote a draft of Treasure Island for Ritchie, another adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic that’s been in the works at Warner Bros. for a while now. Ritchie’s been attached to direct Treasure Island for at least four years now, but it seems to keep getting back-burnered.
Otherwise, Coyne’s also been tapped to write an in-the-works movie adaptation for the Avengelyne comics from Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld and Cathy Cristian; Vikingdom, a Viking action adventure movie; and Puncture Wounds, a Dolph Lundgren vehicle which he also co-directed.
Guy Ritchie, He of the British Gangster Movies
Guy Ritchie, of course, rose to prominence with high-energy British crime / gangster movies, including Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch and RocknRolla, before landing the first Sherlock Holmes movie with Robert Downey, Jr. Ritchie has yet to do a sci-fi movie, and though he’s only signed on to produce, and he’s a busy man, what with Treasure Island, Sherlock Holmes 3, and a live-action version of Aladdin for Disney all potentially on his plate (not to mention wrapping up post-production on King Arthur: Legend of the Sword), I’d love seeing Ritchie’s energy and frenetic style applied to a science fiction story.
Guessing at the Plot
Best guess as to what the mystery sci-fi movie Cascade is about? Time-travel, mixed with an alternate future which deals with the ‘Cascade’-ing effects of changing the set timeline. If it turns out I’m right, you heard it first here, folks. If I’m wrong, well, that’ll make me about two for ninety or so. We’ll be keeping an eye out for any additional details.