‘Shoot ‘Em Up’ Script Review and Animatics!

It was only five days ago that we learned of the new film Shoot ‘Em Up, which Clive Owen is set to star in for writer/director Michael Davis and now LatinoReview alerts us that they have had a chance to review the script and are also carrying six animatics to give you an idea of what you are in store for.

The film itself begins with a woman having a baby during a shootout. The man who delivers the baby, called simply Mr. Smith, is entrusted with protecting it from an army of gunmen.

This is reiterated in the first few lines of LatinoReview‘s script review saying:

So what is Shoot ‘Em Up about? Lets get it right from the Director’s mouth:

SHOOT ‘EM UP starts literally in the middle of a gun battle where the hero, Mr. Smith, is delivering a baby in the middle of a gunfight. The mom dies but the infant lives. He thinks the assassins were after the mother, but he soon discovers the baby is the target. Mr. Smith must uncover the reason why this newborn is the target to save the kid’s life and his own. Mr. Smith is the angriest man in the world and is the worst person in the world to take care of the kid. He is near homeless. He takes the baby to a prostitute that services men with a lactation/mommy fetish. He calls her DQ, short for Dairy Queen. She’s the perfect heroine to help him.

The three form a makeshift family while on the run ands under fire. Every possible cool thing you can do with a shoot out is explore in this relentless- RUN-LOLA-RUN with a gun-like story. It also has a strong anti-establishment angle that I like. It combines influences of the Hollywood action film and American Indie films, along with a big dose of world cinema, mainly the Hong Kong action films.

Pretty cool huh?

To read El Mayimbe’s complete take on all 102 pages click here, and click here to check out the six animatics in QuickTime format, it is certainly worth your time.


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