EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures has just acquired In Sight, a character-driven psychological thriller pitch from scribe Katie Lovejoy for prolific producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to produce. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is attached to star. Gordon-Levitt, of course, stars in Robert Zemeckis’ 3D pic The Walk, which opened last night in previews. That movie is from TriStar, and we hear TriStar and Sony were all over In Sight too, but Uni wanted it and got the pitch for high-six figures to win a bidding war.
The script is being written by Lovejoy, who penned The Selection for Warner Bros based on the YA bestseller. In Sight was developed in house by Zadan/Meron’s feature VP Mark Nicholson, who will get a co-producer credit, with Zadan and Meron as producers. Gordon-Levitt will be an executive producer.
Zadan and Meron are coming off a three-year run as Oscar telecast producers, but they are plenty busy. They start rehearsals next week for NBC’s live broadcast of The Wiz, set for December 3. On the film side, they are prepping Monster High, based on the Mattel toy line, at Universal; a feature-length Pippin musical at the Weinstein Co; and an untitled crime thriller with Channing Tatum at Sony.