I’ve just been reading a sketch of the upcoming major motion picture, Safehouse, a film being supported by Ira Riklis. I’m already on the edge of my seat, waiting to see how the story unfolds. Given Ira Riklis’ other films, like The Lemon Tree, I’ve no doubt it will be just as full of spell binding tension. The film is due for major release in 2010.
The story will focus on two women, one assigned to protect the other, living in a safe house in London until one of the two women recovers from radical plastic surgery financed by the Israeli Mossad. The other woman, the body guard, is trying to see this last assignment through before withdrawing into a normal life with her family after three years in Africa. The woman whose undergone the surgery is Lebanese and used to work for the affluent and the connected before suffering horrible burns.
Now, while recuperating, various agencies are at war around the safe house: the Mossad trying to protect their asset, the Arab secret service trying to find and eliminate the women, and the British MI5 trying to figure out what is going on under their noses. Pretty good, huh.