20th Century Fox has acquired an untitled pitch for a large-scale science fiction adventure film that has McG attached to produce through his Wonderland Sound and Vision banner with an eye toward directing. All parties were scant on details, but the project will be scripted by David Callaham, whose credits include Doom and most recently The Expendables. It was one of two space-set sales that happened Friday, the day Battle: Los Angeles opened to strong numbers. Sony Pictures and Neal Moritz acquired Agent OX, described as a Daniel Kunka-scripted spec about a human pretending to be an alien to get info on an in-the-works invasion.
McG just wrapped This Means War for Fox with Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy and Chris Pine starring in the dark comedy. He’s also attached to direct the Ouija Board movie, which he’s developing with Universal Pictures, Platinum Dunes and Hasbro. Tron: Legacy’s Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis are writing the script. UTA reps Callaham, WME reps McG and Management 360 reps both.
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