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?
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