Lakeshore takes ‘Mothman’ spec

Six figure deal for sci-fi thriller with romance

Lakeshore Entertainment has bought a spec script from screenwriter Richard Hatem, who co-wrote “Under Siege II,” for a price said to be in the mid-six figures.

The story, titled “The Mothman Prophesies,” is a science-fiction thriller with a love story woven in. It was purchased Thursday by Lakeshore president Joni Sighvatsson, who has a production deal with Paramount. Neither Sighvatsson nor Hatem — who also wrote the as-yet unproduced script for Universal’s “The A-Team” — returned calls seeking comment.

Deal was concluded by Hatem’s agent, David Saunders at Agency for the Performing Arts, and his lawyer, Karl Austen.

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