Rob Cohen to helm action-thriller ‘Category 5’

By: | Published: January 22, 2016 3:00 AM

"The Fast and the Furious" director Rob Cohen has been roped in to direct disaster action-thriller "Category 5".

“The Fast and the Furious” director Rob Cohen has been roped in to direct disaster action-thriller “Category 5”.

Karen Baldwin, Michael Tadross Jr, and Danny Roth are producing while Howard Baldwin, Mark Damon, Bill Immerman and Tamara Birkemoe will executive produce the project, said The Hollywood Reporter.

“Crossing a heist movie set amidst the intense action of a natural disaster was an idea to which I truly responded. It’s a chance for me to get back to my roots in doing the adrenaline-pumped action/special-effects films I love to create,” Cohen said in a statement.

“Category 5” revolves around a team of tech hackers who infiltrate a US Mint facility on a small coastal town to steal USD 102 million. But a disastrous Category 5 hurricane strikes at the same time, leaving only a meteorologist and a female treasury agent to stop the thieves from getting away with the heist. The film is slated for production in spring/summer of this year.

“Rob Cohen is an incredibly smart and inventive action director and we are delighted to be part of Category 5. ” (Scott) Windhauser’s script details an extraordinary race against the elements, which we are confident, with Cohen’s vision, will be a breathtaking adventure for audiences worldwide,” Mark Damon said.

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