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Hampton inks $2 mil deal with Fox

Writer-producer-director Christopher Hampton has inked a two-year, two-script, nearly $2 million deal with 20th Century Fox, which becomes more lucrative as he directs or produces projects for the studio.

The overall, first-look pact signals a move by Tom Jacobson, worldwide production prexy, to further diversify the division’s relationships with filmmakers and continue to evolve the unit beyond its action-genre successes.

Hampton’s pact also marks his second this year with a Fox division. He has scripted, will direct and co-produce a bigscreen adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s “The Secret Agent,” which Fox Searchlight Pictures will co-finance with Capitol Films of London.

Hampton’s first project for Fox has not yet been determined. Hampton’s deal calls for him to write two “mainstream” scripts for the division, which he may produce or direct. Sources familiar with the deal said it permits him after delivery of a first script to direct a film outside the studio or elsewhere pen a screenplay for a project with a director attached.

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