〉 Based on the LA Magazine article that followed a major sting operation.
Lionsgate Entertainment and Josephson Entertainment, along with Bungalow Media + Entertainment, are developing GONE IN 30 SECONDS, adapted from a popular Los Angeles Magazine piece. The March 18th article details an undercover operation where four California Highway Patrol detectives infiltrated the growing sports bike subculture of Los Angeles to take down the black market demand for stolen bike parts. The sting ended up gaining major attention, and has since become a notable high profile operation. The studio is hoping to turn the story into an action movie à la the Fast and Furious franchise.
Executive VP of production and development at Lionsgate Jim Miller is involved, having served on the Hunger Games franchise. Miller has also co-produced Stranger Than Fiction, The Messengers, and Juno. Next on his slate is the 90s-nostalgic Power Rangers. Also from Lionsgate is James Myers, director of development. Myers previously worked as creative executive on Mordecai.
Elizabeth Bassin will oversee for Josephson. Basin has assisted with unscripted TV series Who Do You Think You Are? and Seven Psychopaths in the past. Upcoming for Bungalow Media is Bob Nelson’s directorial debut The Confirmation and another article adaptation, The Year of the Pigskin with Columbia Pictures.
Parker Mills | Film Journalist