〉Packer has produced seven films to hit number one at the box office
Will Packer is on board to produce the high-concept thriller BREAKING IN. Peter Fried will produce for Will Packer Productions, while Craig Perry will produce for Practical Pictures. Focus Features is planning on releasing the film under its newly-revived genre-oriented Gramercy Pictures label, with Jon Mone overseeing for Focus parent company Universal Pictures.
Pitched as a “reverse Panic Room,” the story takes the home invasion concept and flips it on its head, following a desperate mother attempting to break into her own house in an effort to save her children from the group of robbers who have taken them hostage.
Packer, the hit-making producer of franchises Think Like a Man and Ride Along, has a knack for taking relatively low budget films and spinning them into gold. Think Like a Man scored $92 million at the box office off of a $12 million budget, while Ride Along earned $134 million against just $25 million.
In addition, he’s the executive producer of the $28 million Straight Outta Compton, which is already tracking to become Packer’s eighth theatrical release to hit number one at the box office.
Now that Packer has arrived at the doorstep of Breaking In, producers are ready to lock down an up-and-coming director to bring the project home.
Josh Lyons | Staff Writer