Sully writer Todd Komarnicki is venturing into television with an hourlong drama at NBC from Mike Karz and Bill Bindley’s Gulfstream Television and Warner Bros. TV where the company has an overall deal.
Written by Komarnicki, the untitled project, inspired by a true story, follows the life of the world’s leading finder of missing persons as he searches nonstop, driven by the one person he could not find in time…his own daughter. Komarnicki executive produces with Gulfstream Pictures’ Karz and Bindley as well as Mark Clayman (The Pursuit Of Happyness). At Gulfstream TV, the drama is being overseen by SVP Juliana Janes. Tim Miller, who inspired the project, will serve as an executive consultant.
Miller’s teenage daughter Laura went missing from her League City home in September 1984. Her body was found 17 months later. The search for Laura inspired Miller, a construction contractor, to launch Texas EquuSearch, a volunteer organization dedicated to searching for missing persons.
Komarnicki adapted the bestselling autobiography Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters, written by Capt. Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger and the late Jeffrey Zaslow, into the well reviewed boxoffice hit Sully, starring Tom Hanks and directed by Clint Eastwood. Additionally, he has also written, with David Donohue and James Villemaire, The Trainer, starring Liam Neeson and directed by Neil Jordan. Komarnicki, who also produced the classic holiday comedy Elf starring Will Ferrel, is repped by CAA and attorney Darren Trattner.
In addition to the NBC Komarnicki drama, Gulfstream Television via WBTV has one of the highest-profile projects in development at the CW, the series adaptation of The Lost Boys from Rob Thomas. Additionally, the company is in production of the Netflix animated series Green Eggs and Ham with Ellen DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production in association with Warner Bros Animation.
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