EXCLUSIVE: On the heels of landing his first pilot order last year with ABC’s Big Thunder, hot feature writer Jason Fuchs (Ice Age: Continental Drift) is returning to television with a conspiracy thriller drama at TNT. Written by Fuchs and produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV, Black Box, now in development, centers on three strangers whose lives are forever changed after the accidental crash of a civilian airliner over the Long Island Sound when clues begin to emerge that the crash may not have been accidental. Fuchs and Amblin’s Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank exec produce. Black Box (not related to ABC’s upcoming drama series of the same name) is geared toward TNT’s action-adventure Sunday slot anchored by Amblin’s Falling Skies. The company also has TNT cop drama pilot Public Morals, written, directed by and starring Ed Burns.
On the feature side, Fuchs’ Peter Pan origin story, Pan, for Warner Bros, recently landed on the Black List and is prepping in London for a July 17, 2015 release with Joe Wright directing and Hugh Jackman starring as the villainous pirate Blackbeard. Garrett Hedlund is rumored for the role of a young Captain Hook. Fuchs is repped by WME and Brookside Artist Management.
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