Sheldon Turner to Write and Possibly Direct Actioner BORDERLAND

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Up in the Air co-writer Sheldon Turner has been tapped to tackle an actioner for Relativity Media.  Per Deadline, the scribe will write and possibly direct the gritty action thriller Borderland, which is described as “a modern day Western meets Magnificent Seven.”  The story centers on a newly installed mayor in a resort town who enlists a band of ex and current Special Forces operatives to train the townspeople to fight back against a violent cartel that has moved in.  The goal with the project is “to give an authentic depiction of post-war life for elite soldiers.”

Borderland is one of a number of projects that Turner is currently developing.  He plans to make his feature directorial debut on his script Two Minutes to Midnight, which he and his producing partner Jennifer Klein recently got out of turnaround at Fox.  Turner has long been developing By Virtue Fall as a directorial vehicle as well, but it’s unknown when that project will finally get off the ground.  Eric Bana and Armie Hammer are attached to star.  Turner most recently penned Everest, which Doug Liman will direct.

Jon Hamm Circling Kidnapping Comedy EPIC FAIL; Mark Teitelman Attached to Direct Kevin Costello Script

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Screenwriter Kevin Costello has set up two projects with producers Sheldon Turner and Jennifer Klein (Pearl Harbor).  The first is Epic Fail, a 20th Century Fox comedy about “a down-on-his-luck high school teacher who recruits two students to stage his wife’s kidnapping so he can play the hero and rekindle their marriage.”  That’s a solid premise that becomes more promising once you hear Jon Hamm is circling the lead role.  Hamm has stuck to supporting roles outside of his Emmy-nominated work on Mad Men.  But that will change once Hamm takes on the lead role in the (presumably inspirational) Disney sports movie Million Dollar ArmMark Teitelman, and ESPN veteran who honed is craft on such fine programs as Monday Night Football, is attached to direct.

Hit the jump for details on Costello’s other project, Six Month Curse.

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