2007 was a pretty good Sitges year and a 33 film festival marathon for team CS. One of the films to come out of nowhere was France’s Sci-Fi answer to Jason Bourne, CHRYSALIS. The stylish near-future production combined with old-school, bone-crunching fight sequences meant this was a festival hit for the team.
Good news then to hear that CHRYSALIS director Julien Leclerq is ready to tackle his second feature L’ASSAUT, based on the real life highjacking of Air France Flight 8969 on December 24th 1994. The account of the highjacking reads like a script written for Bruce Willis which should suit Leclerq who certainly has “action” in his directorial locker.