Abducted was originally obtained by Paramount as a project for screenwriter John Heffernan (Snakes on a Plane), but it has now taken another direction: According to Deadline, Eagle Eye co-writer John Glenn has been hired to re-imagine the science fiction thriller.
The story seems simple and pretty self-explanatory, considering the project’s title. It will center on an alien abduction of a group of everyday Americans; they end up battling the aliens in order to get off the spacecraft. Going off of that, I wouldn’t be surprised if the movie ends up having a big budget, young cast, and a summer release date. However, no specifics have been determined yet.
Mary Parent (Role Models) and Cale Boyter (Semi-Pro) will produce the project, with J.C. Spink, Chris Bender, and Jake Weiner onboard as executive producers. Glenn, meanwhile, has previously worked on drafts of Clash of the Titans and the aforementioned Eagle Eye. Make of those credentials what you will. He is currently writing the hour-long Treasure Island adaptation for NBC.
What are your initial thoughts on Abducted?
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I have a discussion on why movies matter before jumping into a feature review of Terry Gilliam‘s latest creation The Zero Theorem, which is now available on VOD before a theatrical release on September 19th. […]
Bleak and harrowing, Starred Up is a prison picture that pushes the boundaries. The film opens with the graphic examination of Eric (Jack O’Connell) a teen transferred to an adult prison. Exploring the culture of violence, in particular the legacy of violence, David Mackenzie has crafted a powerful feature film that has resonated with in […]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out […]
Latest posts from Beats Per Minute