New Regency has hired Adam Cozad to rewrite Archangel, a script by Andrew Will. Joseph Kosinski is attaching to direct with Scott Free producing and Regency’s Navid McIlhargey steering. The pic focuses on a secret unit of the military that tracks and hunts down aliens living among us. Cozad adapted Gray Man for New Regency (Brad Pitt was eyeing the picture, but is doing World War Z instead). Cozad also wrote Moscow for Paramount, which has been eyed for the studio’s Jack Ryan film. That picture has been pushed and is going to get a rewrite.
Kosinski is expected to next direct Oblivion, which has Tom Cruise attached to star in an adaptation of the Radical Publishing graphic novel that Kosinski hatched while directing Tron: Legacy. Disney acquired it initially, but let Kosinski and his reps at Verve and Anonymous Content shop it because attempts to turn the post-apocalyptic tale into a PG film were strangling it. Universal is now working on a deal to finance and distribute the project.