The spec market is heating up once again as the red hot sci-fi thriller RIFT from Larry Lasky makes its way around town. Zach Cox of Circle of Confusion is leading the charge on this one, which already has Rock Shaink attached to produce under his Romark Entertainment banner. With interest in this hitting a fever pitch, we’re hearing this could result in the next great spec sale of the summer.
Pitched as Bourne Identity meets Jumper, the action-packed story centers on an ex-special forces operative who, when a political fight over the future of the top secret RIFT teleportation technology puts his family in the crosshairs, must steal the device and go rogue in order to save them before they become collateral damage.
Romark, who is producing Matriarch at Paramount, most recently teamed up with Michael Sugar and Ashley Zalta at Anonymous Content to pick up the spec script Onward, Through the Night, and are currently developing Running Money with Chernin Entertainment.
As of Wednesday, we can confirm that Silver Pictures is taking this into Lionsgate, Screen Gems, Sony, and WB, Vinson Films will take this into STX, while Romark is taking multiple territories including Black Bear, Bold, and Voltage.
We can confirm that the script is now into multiple territories, including:
Silver Pictures into Lionsgate
Silver Pictures into Screen Gems
Silver Pictures into Sony Pictures
Silver Pictures into Warner Bros.
Romark Entertainment into Black Bear Pictures
Romark Entertainment into Bold Films
Romark Entertainment into IM Global
Romark Entertainment into Imperative
Romark Entertainment into Riche Films
Romark Entertainment into Skydance
Romark Entertainment into Voltage Pictures
Vinson Films into STX Entertainment