F. Gary Gray has been set to direct The Last Days of American Crime, the Sam Worthington-starrer that has a script by Karl Gajdusek. Gajdusek is rewriting the William Monahan script Oblivion for Joseph Kosinski to direct for Universal Pictures as his next film after Tron: Legacy. Both Oblivion and The Last Days of American Crime are titles from Barry Levine’s Radical Publishing. Worthington is expected to make this his followup to the Clash of the Titans sequel, Wrath of the Titans. His Full Clip Productions is producing with Automatik Entertainment and Radical Studios.
In the futuristic tale, America responds to a second major terrorism attack by developing technology that eliminates the impulse to commit crimes of any kind. Worthington leads a heist team that plans to pull off a final job five days before the signal rubs out the criminal instinct. Gray, who most recently helmed Law Abiding Citizen, and previously covered action turf with The Italian Job and The Negotiator, is repped by UTA and Principato-Young. The picture will shoot in September and will be sold in Cannes by IM Global.