EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures acquired an untitled action spec from in its first major script deal of the new year Safe house Clerk David Guggenheim. The author developed it with Simon Kinberg, who will be producing in a reteam from his work on the series Designated Survivor. I hear the deal is in the six figures.
They keep the plot under wraps, but it has a great concept of action with franchise potential, a supernatural element, and a great lead role for an actress.
Guggenheim sold last year Our man from Jersey to Netflix in a seven-figure deal and writes it as a star vehicle for Mark Wahlberg to play a 007 protagonist. Kinberg made a seven-figure deal last year for its first specification since then Mr. and Mrs. Smith on Here comes the tidewho will be directing Jason Bateman for Netflix. He also made an Apple TV +, a deal for an Africa-based thriller vehicle for Idris Elba, and he writes and produces Battlestar Galactica as a film. He wrote on the small screen and is an EP of the Apple TV + series Invasion, and he shot his script for the international spy thriller The 355 starring Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Penelope Cruz, Fan Bingbing and Diane Kruger, which Universal is releasing on MLK Weekend 2022.
Verve brokered the deal with Adam Kolbrenner from Lit Entertainment Group.