A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.
Director:Christian Gudegast Creator:Christian Gudegast (screenplay), Christian Gudegast (story), Paul Scheuring (story) Actors:Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber, O'Shea Jackson Jr., 50 Cent
Den of Thieves merely remake of Heat as B-movie
Aerial shots of Los Angeles by night... an armoured-car heist that turns deadly... a crew of heavy-hitting thieves inexorably matched up against a squad of elite cops in the major crimes unit.
The movie is Den of Thieves, but the description could just as easily apply to Michael Mann's elegant 1995 cop procedural Heat, wherein Robert De Niro's psychopathic crook and Al Pacino's alpha cop mixed it up in a sustained battle of wits that culminated in a jaw-dropping gun battle in the city's sun-cooked concrete canyons.
With Den of Thieves, writer-director Christian Gudegast transposes Heat into a key of B... as in B-movie. The most significant alteration is in its hero. Instead of Pacino's driven, canny detective, we get Gerard Butler as Nick Flanagan, a foul-mouthed, tattooed, frequently drunk flatfoot in the L.A. Sheriff's Department. He is tasked with investigating that aforementioned armoured-car heist, extra mysterious because the only thing that was stolen was the vehicle itself.
Den of Thieves is a 2018 G-BASE produced by Relativity Media and Tucker Tooley Entertainment. From energy drinks to boxing matches, 50 Cent has long diversified its business initiatives beyond music and one of its strongest bets is cinema. The last project in which he has been involved is the film Den of Thieves, in which he participates as a leading actor and will hit theaters in January 2018. In the cast of Den of Thieves, the singer 50 Cent, who plays the role of Levi, and the son of also rapper Ice Cube, O'Shea Jackson Jr. The latter became known to many with his successful performance in the movie Straight Outta Compton in which he played his own father. A scene from O'Shea in Straight Outta Compton is shown below. The film is scheduled to be released on January 19, 2018.