As previously reported by Deadline, Universal is developing a substantial new production endeavor that will expand and unify a network of classic characters and stories. The architects of that narrative are Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan. Kurtzman’s credits include Transformers, Star Trek and The Amazing Spider-Man, while Morgan is the writer behind five installments of Universal’s The Fast And The Furious franchise.
Basu’s action adventure The Pier, which he co-wrote with David Bowers, was recently voted runner up in the annual Brit List of best unproduced screenplays. Basu also co-penned Vertigo Films’ sequel Monsters: Dark Continent with writer-director Tom Green, which is in postproduction.
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The prolific Basu first appeared on the Brit List at age 29 with GBH in 2008. Since then he has become an increasingly sought-after writer, known in UK circles for having commercial sensibilities.
Basu is repped in the UK by Josh Varney at management/production company 42 and in the U.S. by Jason Burns at UTA. Peter Nichols of Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler and Feldman negotiated the deal.
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