Roland Emmerich’s Centropolis Nabs “Scarletville” Spec From Jason Young

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Roland Emmerich’s recently picked up the crime thriller spec SCARLETVILLE from . The script, which briefly landed on the Black List, is described as a cross between Blood Simple and Red Rock West.

The story follows a deadly criminal who shows up in the deceptively-quiet, small town of Scarletville. A diner owner named Hank must then spin a series of dark and twisted stories in order to delay the felon long enough for the law to arrive.

This marks the first sale for Young. Centropolis’ head of and , Marco Shepherd is set to produce the project alongside Monte Young and Jean de Meuron.

Young was repped in the deal by and .

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This news was first reported by Deadline.

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