EXCLUSIVE: STX has boarded Mr Robot creator Sam Esmail’s Sequels, Remakes and Adaptations. This is a big get for STX, particularly with Cannes around the corner. STX has been pushing forward aggressively with its plans to become a 21st century multi-media studio. Last month, in a shock move, STX tapped the well-respected former Film4 chief and Universal Pictures international president David Kosse to STX International, a new division dedicated to identifying and executing on global opportunities for development, production and distribution of STX’s content. CAA packaged the project and negotiated the deal with STX.
The project’s logline is a killer: a young man is told by an angel that all humans on earth are given 500,000 chances to live a complete and fulfilled life, but finds out that he’s already used up all but his last chance to finally get it right. Esmail is one of the hottest writer-director’s out there following his success with the multi-award-winning Mr Robot, about a young computer programmer who suffers from social anxiety disorder and forms connections through hacking. He’s recruited by a mysterious anarchist, who calls himself Mr. Robot.
Esmail’s scipt for Sequels first appeared on the 2008 Blacklist. He was in his good company that year, with other titles including Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds and Matt Greenhalgh’s Nowhere Boy, both of which, of course, were made.
Anonymous Content is producing the movie along with STX. Esmail’s producing partner and manager Chad Hamilton will serve as producer for Anonymous Content. Esmail is repped by CAA and Anonymous Content.