Chernin Entertainment and Fox have acquired The Long Run, a spec script by Iron Man 3 and Mission: Impossible 5 screenwriter Drew Pearce. Pearce will make his directorial debut on the project. Chernin and Fox are keeping the line log under wraps, other than to acknowledge it is an original crime action comedy.
Pearce recently directed for Marvel the short film All Hail The King, as kind of a sequel to Iron Man 3. It starred Ben Kingsley (who played Mandarin in that film), Scoot McNairy and Sam Rockwell. This marks Pearce’s second deal with Fox. He previously co-wrote Delinquents with Jason Segel, the Sex Tape star who’s attached to play the lead. Pearce and Segel are producing it together. WME and attorney Warren Dern rep Pearce. Here’s a look at Pearce’s Marvel short: