by: Sammy Mink
Universal has acquired spec script TERMINAL POINT from writer Stu Paul. Will Packer will produce under his Will Packer Productions banner alongside David Alpert, who will produce for Circle of Confusion. Barbara Dreyfus and Julian Rosenberg are both executive producing, with Universal’s SVP of Production Erik Baiers overseeing for the studio. The sale falls under the first-look deal Packer recently made with Universal and Universal TV.
The thriller centers on a band of thieves who must pick the greatest lock ever devised – a maximum security prison. The script was previously set up in 2011 at Strike Entertainment with Marc Abraham and Eric Newman attached to produce but the company dissolved in 2013, leaving the project open for Universal to swoop in and pick up.