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‘Seekers’ finds life with scribe

The long-in-development 20th Century Fox project “Seekers” has been given a new breath of life as John Ridley — fresh from penning “U-Turn” for Oliver Stone — has signed for a full rewrite, and producers George Jackson and Doug McHenry have joined Wesley Snipes’ Amen Ra Films and Mark Burg and Mark Mayhew of Is-land Pictures to produce.

Burg and Mayhew originally brought “Seekers” to Snipes five years ago during the thesp’s first two-year first-look deal at Fox. Even though the project has languished for a few years and Snipes’ production banner is no set up at Fox, the pic, which will remain at Fox, is said to still be one he is eager to make.

Pic is a true-life action thriller about an African-American ex-fisherman who organizes a group of New Jersey-based bounty hunters into “Magnificent Seven”-like posse.

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