Universal Buys WWI Thriller SECTION 6 About MI6 Director Who Inspired JAMES BOND’s M; Hugh Jackman, Justin Lin, and Brett Ratner Interested

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Catching up with some weekend news: After a bidding war, Aaron Berg sold his spec script Section 6 to Universal for $1.2 million.  The Wrap provides the logline: “The historical spy thriller follows the World War I-era formation of British intelligence agency MI6 and its first director, Sir George Mansfield Cummings, who served as the inspiration for M in the James Bond series.”  The bidding reportedly came down to Sony and Universal.  If Sony won, I wonder if the studio had plans to make it a straight-up James Bond spinoff.

No talent is attached at this time, but the project has drawn interest from the likes of Hugh Jackman and directors Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6) and Brett Ratner (Tower Heist).  That signals that we expect to keep tabs on Section 6 as it progresses through development.




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  • Atlasshruggedmyass

    This would have been a perfect fit for columbia. Now part of the bond universe
    Will be with universal. Hopefully neither one of those mediocre directors
    Lin or Ratner will get this movie. The reason skyfall became the biggest bond
    Picture is it had a masterful visionary as the filmmaker(Sam mendes).

  • stylus59

    have Matthew Vaughn direct it. he’s been gaga over Bond-related productions rcently

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