In a world where Hollywood is ruled by animated animals, teenage vampires, and movies about driving fast, it’s nice to see a fun classic science fiction story make it through the gate and get into the hands of a legitimate production company.
That’s exactly what’s happening with a new spec script The Greys by writer Adam Cohen. THR has the details on the flick.
Dimension Films has preemptively purchased the spec script The Greys, a sci-fi thriller from writer Adam Cohen and producing partners Sean and Bryan Furst.
F. Javier Gutierrez, the Spanish director of 2008’s Before the Fall, is set to direct.
The Fursts will produce in partnership with Radar Pictures’ Ted Field and Mike Weber. Overseeing for Dimension are svp of production Matthew Stein and vp of production and creative affairs Matthew Signer.
“We are thrilled to be collaborating on this exciting script with Adam Cohen, Radar Pictures and the Fursts. As a fan, I have wanted to work with F. Javier Gutierrez for some time and am happy to join forces on his English language directorial debut,” Weinstein Co. co-chairmanBob Weinstein said in announcing the project.
No word just yet on the nature of the story, but with Before The Fall’s Gutierrez, you can expect the film to be pretty dark, tonally. Last time a studio took a big chance on a sci-fi spec script, we all got the amazement which was District 9.