EXCLUSIVE: The Solution Entertainment Group acquired Jeremy Drysdale’s action spec script in late 2013 and has now greenlit Live! which it will produce and fully finance. Darrin Prescott and Wade Allen will make their feature directorial debut on the high-concept actioner. The Solution’s Myles Nestel (The November Man) is producing with Skip Williamson (Underworld, Gamer, Crank) of 5B Artist+Media.
The project is currently casting with principal photography eyed for the summer. Shot in real time, Live! will track disgraced cop Kyle Penny on the hunt to rescue the local police commissioner’s kidnapped daughter who has just 80 minutes to live. With a deranged killer on his heels, Penny’s only hope is teaming with Ava Brooks, an ambitious young online reporter who films the wild chase live as social media follows along rabidly.
Prescott and Allen are best known for their second unit directing and stunt coordination work on such pics as John Wick, Drive, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Matrix franchise, 2 Guns and the upcoming Insurgent. Each has been part of a SAG Award-winning stunt ensemble.
“Boasting over 150 credits to their names, and having worked together for over a decade, Darrin and Wade are the perfect team to bring Live! to the big screen where their flawless action choreography consistently astounds audiences. Our collaboration with Skip cements this unique, adrenaline-fueled story for today’s tech savvy, thrill-seeking moviegoers,” says The Solution co-founder Nestel.
The Solution’s co-founder and partner Lisa Wilson, and Amal ElWardi, Head of Acquisitions and Development, are exec producing alongside Sentient’s Christopher Tuffin and Renee Tab. The Solution will handle worldwide sales.
Prescott and Allen are managed by Cory Brennan at 5B Artist+Media.