EXCLUSIVE: As its most recent release London Has Fallen just crossed $200M at the worldwide box office, Millennium Films has acquired the time-travel thriller Victim 321 that will be directed by Diego Velasco, helmer of the Venezuelan thriller The Zero Hour. Scripted by The Following writer Michael McGrale, Victim 321 tells the story of a jaded Chicago homicide detective who wakes up in the body of an ex-con three days before his murder. He has 72 hours to unravel the conspiracy behind the victim’s death, or he’ll meet his own demise.
As for the Gerard Butler-starrer sequel, it has outgrossed the first film, Olympus Has Fallen, which managed $162 million. London Has Fallen snuck up on everybody, partly because the film grossed $52 million in China.
Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, John Thompson, Mark Gill, Vincent Cheng and Beth Bruckner O’Brien will be exec producers on Victim 321.
“This is the perfect match of a compelling high-concept script with a memorable character journey and a blow-out good director in Diego Velasco,” Gill said. “His movie The Zero Hour is probably the least well-known great film of the last five years.”
Velasco is repped by Verve and Allison Binder attorney. McGrale is repped by CAA, manager Chris Cook and attorney Bruce Gellman.