Paramount Pictures has picked up the spec script NORTHEAST KINGDOM from screenwriter-on-the-rise Alex R. Johnson. Platinum Dunes is on board to produce the action thriller which Johnson will also direct.
The story is a female-driven revenge thriller where a vigilant and determined young woman witnesses the betrayal and murder of her father during a smuggler’s drop. She calls in the help of a mysterious female assassin to seek revenge against all those responsible.
Johnson recently wrote and directed the Austin-set neo-noir thriller Two Step, which bowed earlier this year at the SXSW Film Festival. Traverse Media has since acquired the film for North American distribution. The film had a limited theatrical run and was released on VOD and digital.
He is repped by Gersh and Zero Gravity Management.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer