British actor Clive Owen has landed his own potential action franchise,
after months of speculation over whether he'll be the new James Bond.
While Owen has recently been replaced as a favourite to take over from
Pierce Brosnan by James Purefoy, bosses at NEW LINE are in final negotiations
with the actor to sign him up for SHOOT-EM-UP.
In the extremely violent movie, which will start production in January
(06), Owen will play a man blocking the efforts of criminals to kill a newborn
Fans will be treated to such onscreen action as a shootout during a sex
scene and a gun battle in the midst of a freefall.
Bosses hope the film will eventually lead to an action franchise.