EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures has acquired The Gun Show, a spec by Lucas Carter. An action comedy in the vein of Ride Along meets Demolition Man, the spec focuses on a famous top cop who wakes up 20 years after a shootout and gets reinstated to solve the case that killed his old partner. He’s a bull in a china shop, as 2016 is a very different time than the 1990s world he was used to. To teach him the ropes, he’s paired with his old partner’s son, who is a risk averse traffic cop. The studio hasn’t yet assigned a producer to the project.
Carter started as an assistant to Harvey Weinstein. He scripted Camden, which is set up at The Exchange as a two hander with Laurence Fishburne and Evan Peters, and he wrote Inland Empire, a drama pilot sold to Universal Cable Productions. Carter, who is currently senior vice president of film and TV for Tariq Jalil’s Intrigue, which was exec producer on NBC’s Game of Silence, along with the ABC comedy pilot Hail Mary. Lucas is repped by Adam Riback at Echo Lake Entertainment and Cheryl Snow at Gang Tyre.