EXCLUSIVE: In the primary main spec script deal of the brand new 12 months, Sony Pictures has acquired an untitled motion spec by Safe House scribe David Guggenheim. The author developed it with Simon Kinberg, who’ll produce in a reteam from their work on the collection Designated Survivor. I’m listening to the deal is excessive six figures.
They are preserving the plot line beneath wraps, however it has a giant motion idea with franchise potential, a supernatural ingredient, and a giant lead function for an actress.
Guggenheim final 12 months bought Our Man From Jersey to Netflix in a seven-figure deal and is writing it as a star automobile for Mark Wahlberg to play a blue-collar 007 protagonist. Kinberg final 12 months made a seven-figure deal for his first spec since Mr. And Mrs Smith on Here Comes the Flood, which Jason Bateman will direct for Netflix. He additionally made an Apple TV+, deal for an Africa-set thriller automobile for Idris Elba, and he is writing and producing Battlestar Galactica as a movie. On the small display screen he wrote and is EP of the Apple TV+ collection Invasion, and he directed his script for the worldwide spy thriller The 355 with Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Penelope Cruz, Fan Bingbing and Diane Kruger, which Universal releases on MLK weekend in 2022.
Verve brokered the take care of Lit Entertainment Group’s Adam Kolbrenner.