The second unit director of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Victoria Mahoney, is going to make her big directing debut with an adaptation of a graphic novel Kill Them All written by Kyle Starks.
The project is described as a love letter to 1990s action movies, and Kill Them All tells the story of “a betrayed murderess on a revenge campaign and a hard-drinking former cop who team up to take down a crime lord. Their nemesis rules from atop a 15-story Miami high-rise, so the duo must go floor by floor cutting through assassins, murderers, Luchadore gang bosses, ex-boyfriends and office workers.”
This sounds like the same concept as The Raid and Dredd, which both feature badass individuals entering a high rise building and fighting their way to the top. I guess it could be fun to see a different take on it, but we’ll see.
The film is set up at Paramount Pictures and it’s being produced by Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec, who helped with Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The script for the film was written by James Coyne.
Mahoney also directed episodes of several series such as Power and American Crime as well as an episode of the upcoming J.J. Abrams and Jordan Peele’s horror-thriller Lovecraft Country.