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‘Retrograde’ orbits Fox

Twentieth Century Fox has optioned scribe Scott Sommer’s futuristic action pitch “Retrograde” for low against mid-six figures.

John Davis, Michael Hackett and David Solomon will produce the picture, which has been described as ‘The Guns of Navarone’ on the moon.

Set in the near future, the film concerns an Army Special Forces team which must land undetected on the moon’s surface to reclaim a renegade mining operation. When they arrive, however, they find themselves enmeshed in a far more ominous situation.

The project is the first sale for former Paramount execs Solomon and Hackett, who set up shop under Davis’ Fox-based Davis Entertainment banner in January.

Senior VP of production Hutch Parker will shepherd the project for Tom Rothman’s film division.

Sommer was repped in the deal by his agents at Hohman Maybank Lieb.

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