Bedford Falls also to produce untitled project

Warner Bros. Pictures and Ted Field’s Radar Pictures will team on an epic samurai drama to be written by “Gladiator” scribe John Logan and produced and directed by Edward Zwick.

The Bedford Falls Co., which Zwick heads with Marshall Herskovitz, will produce the untitled, large-canvas project with Radar.

“John and I have wanted to work together for a long time,” Zwick told Daily Variety. “I read an early draft of his script ‘RKO 281,’ and I was just knocked out by it. We began a correspondence, and now we’re really excited about finding a project we can work on together.”

Pitch was developed by Logan and Zwick and brought to Warners production chief Lorenzo di Bonaventura and exec VP Jeff Robinov, who will oversee its development and production.

Field, Scott Kroopf and Tom Engelman will produce the film for Radar. Shingle’s David Boyle repped Radar in the deal. Launched this fall, Radar is prepping “Truck 44″ for Peter Berg to direct at Universal Pictures.

In addition to “Gladiator,” Logan penned the upcoming DreamWorks project “The Time Machine” and Paramount Pictures’ “Star Trek X” as well as Warner Bros.’ recent “Any Given Sunday.”

Zwick, a producer on “Traffic,” is next slated to direct the horror pic “Abandoned” for Par. His credits also include “The Siege,” “Legends of the Fall” and “Courage Under Fire.”

Zwick, Logan and Radar are repped by CAA.

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