November 14, 2010

Ruben Fleischer To Direct Gangster Squad?

L.A. Times reports Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer is a candidate to direct Tales From The Gangster Squad. The other two directors named were Jose Padilha (Elite Unit) and Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart). All of these are fine choices but it would visually stunning to see Ruben tackle a period crime thriller. This could be a very similar to rise of another music video director turned horror filmmaker David Fincher. The only problem is that Ruben could be asked to shoot Zombieland 2, yet it's rumored it won't start production until the fall/winter of next year. The film is the story of the Los Angeles Police Department  fighting gangland wars and trying to stem the invasion of Mickey Cohen's East Coast Mafia in the 1940s and '50. 

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