EXCLUSIVE: Route One Films has acquired rights to The Nameless from Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment. The action thriller is set in a top-secret facility that houses witnesses awaiting new identities. When the area’s location is compromised, a U.S. Marshal and the town’s inhabitants must take a stand against assassins determined to execute the key witness in an upcoming trial. Valhalla exec Kris Henigman brought in and spearheaded development on Chris Bullett’s script. At the end of last year, Route One — led by managing partners Jay Stern, Russell Levine and Chip Diggins — announced production financing from their participation in the $110 million Sovik Global Contents Fund based in South Korea. “This is exactly the kind of smart, mainstream film we want to make, and we are thrilled to be working with Gale and her team at Valhalla,” the Route One principals said. Megan Hughes was instrumental in Route One’s involvement in Nameless, which is being executive produced by Mike Goldberg and Josh Adler.
Valhalla, which just inked a pod deal with Universal Cable Prods, developed and produces AMC’s The Walking Dead as well as projects including the upcoming FX pirate series Port Royal on the TV side. In film, its credits include Armageddon and The Incredible Hulk. It currently is working on the upcoming Halloween horror film Hellfest for CBS Films with Neil Marshall directing, as well as the Dakota Fanning-Elizabeth Olsen pic Very Good Girls.
Bullett is repped by Gersh and New Wave.