EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros has closed a mid-six figure deal for The Bermuda Triangle, a spec script by Daniel Kunka. The film will be a co-production between Atlas Entertainment and Madhouse Entertainment. Atlas’s Charles Roven and Richard Suckle will produce with Madhouse’s Adam Kolbrenner. Andy Horwitz of Atlas and Robyn Meisinger of Madhouse exec producing. Jon Berg will shepherd the project at Warner Bros.
Kunka most recently sold Crime Of The Century to Universal with Dan Trachtenberg directing and Chris Morgan producing, and he also sold Agent Ox to Sony Pictures and Original Film. The logline is being kept under wraps, but the ambition is to use the Bermuda Triangle mythology–planes and ships go missing–and turn it into a tent pole action franchise. The writer’s repped by ICM Partners, Madhouse Entertainment, and attorney Sean Marks.
Atlas is in production on the David O Russell-directed untitled drama for Sony Pictures and has the Superman franchise relaunch Man Of Steel coming this summer. Madhouse is producing the Hugh Jackman-Jake Gyllenhaal pic Prisoners for Alcon Entertainment.