Screenwriter William Monahan wrote one of my favorite films bar none, “The Departed”. He also wrote “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” and the upcoming “Oblivion”. Now he’s getting a chance to write and direct “Mojave”, a thriller which, from

“The story involves a man who escapes into the desert and finds a “doppelganger-like antagonist” and gets caught in an intense whirlwind of violence and crime. In our modern culture the phrase “doppelganger” is used to mean “lookalike,” but its folklore origins often associate it as being a paranormal double of someone else”

Jason Clarke (“Zero Dark Thirty”) and Oscar Isaac (“The Bourne Legacy”) will play the leads.

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