EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros has made a low-six-figure deal for Variant, a female-driven sci-fi action script from screenwriter Tony Jaswinski that was pitched in a competitive situation. Weimaraner Republic Pictures, also behind the scribe’s shark tale spec In The Deep that recently sold to Sony Pictures in another bidding battle, is producing this one too.
Details about Variant‘s plot are under wraps, but I’m hearing the female lead was the key to sparking Warner Bros’ interest. Drew Crevello and Jon Gonda are overseeing for Warner Bros.
Lynn Harris, Warners’ former EVP Production before launching her stand-alone outfit with Matti Leshem, is producing with Leshem. Weimaraner, formed in October, also is developing the World War I tale Megiddo at Warners, and just set up The Axmann Conspiracy at Sony.
Jaswinski is repped by Paradigm, Circle of Confusion, and Lichter, Grossman.