Universal Pictures has teamed with Blumhouse Productions, Platinum Dunes Productions and Why Not Productions on Vigilandia, a futuristic thriller written and directed by James DeMonaco. Ethan Hawke will star in the low-budget project, which starts shooting February 13. It’s the first project from the first-look deal Universal gave to Jason Blum to produce low-budget genre films. Blum, Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form will produce. Sebastien Lemercier is exec producer. DeMonaco scripted The Negotiator and Assault On Precinct 13, the latter of which starred Hawke.
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