by: Sammy Mink
Addictive Pictures has made a pre-emptive option deal for spec script A MAN CALLED DEATH with plans to go into production. Written by Matthew Kennedy, the spec is described as a contained version of “Misery” that spirals into an epic “Usual Suspects”-style face-off between two legendary assassins. Project was out from Energy Entertainment’s Brooklyn Weaver and WME’s Solco Schuit. Addictive chose to option the project out of pocket, combining forces with Energy to attach a director and cast before choosing a financing partner. Addictive was recently formed by Guillermo del Toro’s former development executive Russell Ackerman and producer John Schoenfelder. Ackerman and Schoenfelder will both produce the project with Weaver and exec David Binns producing for Energy. Kennedy will also stay on to produce.
Weaver is an executive producer with Steven Spielberg on the CBS summer event series “Extant” with client/creator Mickey Fisher, and has crime-thriller “Run All Night” in post-production at Warner Bros. with Roy Lee which stars Liam Neeson. He also has sci-fi thriller “Tranquility Base” at Fox with Ridley Scott of Scott Free producing along with Johnathan Krauss & Rock Shaink.