EXCLUSIVE: Fox has preemptively purchased Low Tide, a spec script by Andrew Barrer & Gabe Ferrari that Shawn Levy will produce through his 21Laps banner. The scribes made the 2010 Black List for their script Die In A Gunfight and they are the on set writers right now for Marvel’s Ant-Man. Script is an elevated thriller that follows a policewoman who has an ingenious serial killer arrive in her small beach town over the July 4th holiday weekend. She has to enter a psychologically daring and personal game of cat and mouse in order to stop him. Levy will produce and Dan Cohen will oversee with Fox exec Sarah Schweitzman.
The scribes most recently adapted Marie Lu’s best-selling YA novel Legend for CBS Films and Sabrina The Teenage Witch for Sony. They previously worked with Fox on The Magic Castle. 21 Laps just produced Alexander And The Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day, which Disney just released and Levy’s third Night At The Museum pic that Fox will release for Christmas. The company is producing the Jeff Blitz-directed wedding comedy Table 19 and the Denis Villeneuve-directed sci-fi thriller Story Of Your Life, which stars Amy Adams and which Paramount acquired at Cannes. The producer also set an untitled thriller pitch at Fox with Whiplash helmer Damien Chazelle. The scribes are repped by WME, Caliber Media’s Will Rowbotham and attorney Eric Suddleson. Levy’s repped by WME.