BURIED Writer Chris Sparling Sells Spec Script ATM to Safran Co. and Gold Circle Films with David Brooks Directing

     February 4, 2010


Out of all the films I saw at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, one of the best was Buried.  Starring Ryan Reynolds, the film is about an American worker in Iraq who wakes up trapped in a coffin.  While it’s hard to tell any story for five minutes in one location, Buried spends a great deal of time in that coffin and it never gets old.  That’s the reason Lionsgate bought the film for $3.2 million, and why you’ll all be raving about it when it gets released sometime this year.

With strong buzz on the film, The Safran Co. and Gold Circle Films have bought the spec script from Buried writer Chris Sparling called ATM.  While details are sparse, Variety has:

Project centers on three co-workers who — on a routine stop at an ATM — unexpectedly end up in a desperate fight for their lives.

The plan is for David Brooks to direct the film in the fall with Peter Safran producing.  He also producer Buried.  If the script is on the level of Buried, this is a project worth getting excited about.

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