In acquisition news today, Universal landed a hot property while Sony is in talks to pick up another. Here’s the info at a glance:
- Universal Pictures picks up Black Box, a script from Safe House scribe, David Guggenheim. The picture, centering on the black box aboard Air Force One, is pitched as Enemy of the State-meets-Three Days of the Condor.
- Sony Pictures is in negotiations to pick up Rockets’ Red Glare, a spec script from Ken Nolan with Neal Moritz (both of Black Hawk Down) set to produce. The picture follows a border patrol agent protecting a high-ranking Mexican drug cartel member from assassination in order to earn an $8 billion payday.
Hit the jump for more on both acquisitions.