"Stealth" Director Gets "Scared Straight"

by | September 27, 2006 | Comments

Director Rob Cohen, best known for movies like "The Skulls," "The Fast and the Furious," and "xXx," has signed on to direct a prison thriller called "Scared Straight" for New Line.

From The Hollywood Reporter: "Rob Cohen has signed on to helm "Scared Straight," a prison thriller for New Line Cinema … "Straight" centers on a governor’s teenage son who is sent to prison as part of Scared Straight, a crime-prevention program that imprisons delinquent teens for a short period in the hopes of deterring them from a life of crime. While the teenager is there, a riot breaks out and the prisoners take him hostage. He teams with other street kids and a con to stop the riot. "After the success of ‘Prison Break,’ there is revival of interest in the genre," Cohen said in an interview. "It’s going to be a genre movie with depth, and the depth will come from the character. It’s the fight for the soul of this young kid who is on the verge."

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Because we all know how Rob Cohen’s flicks are famous for their "depth of character."

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