“A hell of a day. A hell of a pair.”
That’s the tagline for the upcoming ‘Point Blank’ film premiering on Netflix July 12. And you know what? We know one heck of a writer who penned the script!
Screenwriter Adam G. Simon also makes a cameo acting appearance in this made-for-Netflix action-thriller, about an emergency room nurse who teams up with an injured murder suspect to save the nurse’s pregnant wife. Rival criminals and renegade cops stand in their way. Joe Lynch directed, and Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, and Marcia Gay Harden star. Fred Cavayé also earned writing credits for character work on the film. We’re waiting on pins and needles to see how this one ends!
Perhaps the story is that much more thrilling because of Simon’s hands-on involvement during production.
“I was on set almost the entire time, working really closely with the director and also the producers … so we were all talking, and whenever a change was suggested or there was a different idea, whether it was from them, any one of them or from a cast member, it would always come back my way and then I would make those changes, put it in, and it would be there,” Simon explained during an interview at SoCreate’s headquarters. This process differed from previous screenplays Simon sold, including ‘Man Down’ featuring Shia LaBeouf, for which he said he handed over the script and that was that.
“Being on set was super helpful,” he said. “You know I’m writing a screenplay in LA. But then, they’re shooting it in Cincinnati. So, I don’t know what’s out in Cincinnati. I don’t know if what I’m putting down in the story, they’re going to have access to from a locations perspective, or even from a stunt perspective. I don’t know if they’re going to be able to pull certain things off. So being there, and being involved in the production is great because then I got to see what the needs were of production and then adjust accordingly.”
If you can’t wait for ‘Point Blank’ to debut on July 12, you can watch the trailer for the movie here.
Courtney Meznarich, Director of Community Outreach