Josh L. Gordon Sells Untitled Sci-Fi Thriller Spec to Warner Bros.

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You just never know where the next great script will come from, and that’s been proven once again as first-time screenwriter , formerly an assistant at production house , has sold his  spec script to Warner Bros. The Tracking Board has confirmed this story.

Before leaving Pulse, Gordon left a script on his boss Brian Levy’s desk, and apparently, he liked it enough to come on board as an executive for a project that will be produced by Pulse along with Voltage Pictures’ former president of production . Pulse’s Thomas Benski will also exec. produce.

A graduate of the Wesleyan program, Gordon was previously a assistant at Annapurna before becoming the assistant to Levy, ’ literary manager, who began to meet with agents and producers after Gordon’s script. Warner Bros. bought the spec in a competitive situation for an undisclosed amount.

Already being compared to high-concept sci-fi films Children of Men and Interstellar, the story takes place in a near future where mankind is threatened by advances in A.I., as a young engineer finds himself caught up in a billionaire’s bid to change the trajectory of the human race.

Foreman most recently produced Nacho Villalongo’s Colossal, starring Anne Hathaway, while was involved with the acclaimed films American Honey and The Witch.  Jesse Ehrman will oversee the project for Warner Bros.

Gordon is with ICM and the deal was made by Morris Yorn.

The story was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.

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