Alba sounds out pic deal

HOLLYWOOD — Jessica Alba will get $3 million to star in and produce the Regency Enterprises futuristic drama “Sonic,” penned by tyro scribe Kirsten Elms.

Alba and her Thruline Entertainment manager Chris Henze have been developing the project with producers John Davis and Wyck Godfrey after reading it as a writing sample for another project earlier this year. Alba and Henze will exec produce, while Davis and Godfrey will produce.

The former “Dark Angel” star recently completed the skedded-for-2005 releases “Sin City” for director Robert Rodriguez at Dimension Films and “Into the Blue” for director John Stockwell at MGM. She is currently in production on Fox’s “Fantastic Four.”

“Sonic” is set in the not-too-distant future and follows a young waitress who dies suddenly, but is brought back to life by her lover.

Pic is being overseen by Regency VP of production Stacy Maes for production topper Sanford Panitch.

Alba and Elms were both repped by Endeavor.

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