Scribe keeps busy with New Line deal

Rothenberg, Robinson to pen thriller

In a mid-six against seven-figure deal, New Line has bought an untitled pitch for a thriller to be scripted by Jason Rothenberg and Bill Robinson. Cathy Konrad will produce.

New Line is keeping the premise under wraps. The deal is the third in a row for Rothenberg, who has become a busy scribe.

Rothenberg has also just made a deal to rewrite “The Fall,” a Witt-Thomas-Harris produced revenge thriller for Beacon Communications. The drama revolves around an intense world class mountaineer whose parents are destroyed by a corporate scandal. The man begins wiping out the corporate culprits who have emerged without jail terms. Reluctantly opposing the vigilante is a prosecutor who was unable to prosecute the corrupt corporate heads.

Rothenberg is also set to rewrite the Jerry Weintraub-produced Warner Bros. drama “The Fix,” a sci-fi thriller about a drug company that hatches a “success” drug and secretly tests it on unsuspecting homeless people.

Repped by WMA and the Firm, Rothenberg has been scripting steadily since selling his first spec, “Alias,” to WB for $1 million. Since then, he’s adapted the Mary Doria Russell novel “The Sparrow” and rewrote “Play Misty for Me” and “Oblivion” for Universal.

Rothenberg also just turned in the script “69th Story Crisis” to Paramount after selling it on a pitch.

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