Ric Roman Waugh to Direct Sci-Fi Thriller TIPPING POINT

     December 7, 2012

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Relativity Media announced today that Felon director Ric Roman Waugh has been set to helm the sci-fi thriller Tipping Point.  The film is set 100 years in the future where the world’s population has reached 10 billion, and the penalty for having children without a license is death.  The story centers on a ruthless Population Control Officer with a passion for his job who suddenly discovers that two fugitives he’s been pursuing are the love of his live who mysteriously disappeared years ago and the 12-year-old son he never knew he had.

Earth’s rapidly increasing population is a serious issue that seems to be ignored or skirted far too often, and so it makes for an intriguing film premiseWaugh will direct and rewrite the script for Tipping Point based on an existing draft by Todd Stein.  Waugh recently wrapped the action thriller Snitch with Dwayne Johnson, which opens this coming February, and is also attached to the oil rig disaster film Deepwater Horizon.  Hit the jump to read the full press release.

ric-roman-waugh-tipping-pointHere’s the press release:

(Beverly Hills, Calif.) December 7, 2012– Relativity Media announced today it has closed a deal with Ric Roman Waugh (Felon, Snitch) to direct and rewrite the sci-fi thriller currently-titled Tipping Point, based on the original screenplay from Todd Stein.

Tipping Point is a tense, riveting sci-fi thriller that paints an ominous picture of the world 100 years into the future. With the world’s population approaching 10 billion, the penalty for having children without a license is death – no questions, no excuses, and no mercy. Ruthless Population Control Officer Solomon Cage lives only for his job, until the day he discovers two fugitives he’s been pursuing are the love of his life who mysteriously disappeared years ago and the 12-year-old son he never knew he had.

Producing are Temple Hill Entertainment’s Marty Bowen (The Twilight Saga) and Wyck Godfrey (The Twilight Saga) alongside Relativity’s CEO Ryan Kavanaugh (The Fighter) and Industry Entertainment’s Andrew Deane (The Double). Relativity’s president Tucker Tooley (Immortals) and Industry Entertainment’s Jess Rosenthal (Fire With Fire) will serve as executive producers.

Waugh’s next film, Snitch, the fast-paced, action- thriller starring Dwayne Johnson, John Bernthal, Barry Pepper, Michael K. Williams, Melina Kanakaredes, Benjamin Bratt, and Susan Sarandon opens February 2, 2013. Waugh was repped by WME and Management 360 in his deal.

Up next, Relativity will release the outrageous ensemble comedy Movie 43 (in theatres January 25, 2013), the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ best-selling Safe Haven (in theatres February 14, 2013), the comedy 21 and Over (in theatres March 1, 2013) and the corporate espionage thriller Paranoia (in theatres October 4, 2013). Relativity is currently in post-production on Scott Cooper’s gritty dramatic thriller currently-titled Out of the Furnace and Luc Besson’s darkly comedic action film Malavita (October 18, 2013) with EuropaCorp.

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