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Jeffrey Donovan set to direct 'Burn Notice' prequel movie starring Bruce Campbell

by jmaloni

Matt Nix to write and executive produce

Tue, Dec 7th 2010 05:25 pm
Jeffrey Donovan is set to direct the upcoming "Burn Notice" movie starring Bruce Campbell. Shooting will begin in January on location in Bogota, Columbia. The two-hour movie will air on USA Network in spring 2011.

The prequel, set in late 2005, begins after a faction of Colombian rebels makes trouble for the locally stationed military platoon, with Lt. Cmdr. Sam Axe (Campbell) being sent down to advise. As the mission unfolds, Sam begins to uncover the dark secrets of the area, learning the truth about sacrifice, deception, and ultimately what's worth fighting for.

"Burn Notice" creator Matt Nix will write and executive produce. Donovan and Campbell will also serve as executive producers on the Fox Television Studios project alongside Mikkel Bondesen ("Burn Notice").

"Burn Notice" continues to be one of the hottest shows on television, as the No. 1 scripted show on basic cable this past summer, averaging 3.4 million in P25-54, 3.1 million in P18-49 and 7.3 million total viewers.

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