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Warrior director Gavin O'Connor grapples The Samurai

Warrior director Gavin O'Connor has wasted no time choosing a follow-up project, as it looks as if he'll direct The Samurai next.

O'Connor has written the spec script with Michael J Wilson ( Ice Age , Shark Tale ), and it was sold to Warner Bros last week.

The film will follow an assassin who goes on the run after escaping from jail in Texas. His journey as a fugitive will see him pick up a mother and child en route, as the chase crosses Costa Rica, Colombia and Paris.

Not one to take things easy, O'Connor has been working on Victory with Warrior co-writer Anthony Tambakis, and the pair are also working on bringing 1961 classic The Hustler to the stage.

While there's currently no news on casting for The Samurai , expect this one to gather pace quickly.