EXCLUSIVE: Indie film financier-producer Audax has closed a deal for Moonfall, a spec script by David Weil. Audax had company for a film that centers on an FBI agent who travels to a moon colony to investigate its very first death. This marks the third feature film deal for Weil. Warner Bros just bought his “script-ment: for a seven-film franchise based on The Arabian Nights. Weil, who developed that story with his brother Matt Smolinsky, is in preproduction on his 2013 Black List script Half Heard In The Stillness. Anonymous Content bought his first pilot script, Consent.
Audax is run by Andrew and Walter Kortschak, whose films include Cop Car, the Jon Watts-directed pic that stars Kevin Bacon, and the critically acclaimed documentary Print The Legend, which Netflix acquired.
“Moonfall marks new territory for Audax and interested us from the moment we picked up the script,” said Andrew Kortschak. “That excitement was only further enhanced by meeting David, whose talent and creativity at such a young age is truly awe inspiring.” CAA brokered the deal for Weil, who’s also repped by Jessica Moresco of Unified Management and attorney Peter Nichols.