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The Vanishing on 7th Street gets Darth Vader

Posted by LiveFor on August 27, 2009

I first reported on this back in April. Back then Timothy Olyphant and Forest Whitaker where involved but there is no mention of them in this new report.

Hayden Christensen has signed to star and Thandie Newton and John Leguizamo are in negotiations to star in the paranormal thriller Vanishing on Seventh Street for director Brad Anderson, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Written by Anderson and Anthony Jaswinski, the story is set in a once-thriving city where shadowy forms cause residents to inexplicably disappear. Five survivors fight to stay alive while grappling with the meaning of existence.

Christensen is playing a reporter. Newton would play a desperate nurse and Leguizamo a subway operator.

Shooting is set to begin mid-October in the once-thriving city of Detroit.

I really like the plot for this one, but it could be a bit naff if not done right. A definite mix of Twilight Zone, His Dark Materials, Phantoms, The Langoliers and more, but it could look very spooky.

However, Hayden Christiansen…I just don’t know about that. Jumper was a bit of a mess and more like a pilot for a TV show than anything else and Anakin just doesn’t seem to have the charisma for a leading man. What are your thoughts on the film and young Darth starring in it?

The amazing photo is by Alexey Titarenko.

Source: Sci Fi Wire

One Response to “The Vanishing on 7th Street gets Darth Vader”

  1. GML said

    You only mention Jumper and Star Wars but Hayden has done a few other movies with ensemble casts and did well. Shattered Glass, Life As a House (Golden Globe nomination for him). In spite of being made to re-do all his Factory Girl scenes to satisfy Dylan’s lawyers, I still thought he was good in that role too. The upcoming Takers is an ensemble crime drama and would be another different role for him. Will be interesting to see how that one goes when it comes out February 2010.

    Really nice pic for the article too. Cool!

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