Mouse keeps scribe busy
The Walt Disney Co. has recruited “The Day After Tomorrow” scribe Jeffrey Nachmanoff to pen three projects at the studio, including two for studio-based Jerry Bruckheimer Films.Nachmanoff is doing scripting overhauls on Bruckheimer’s adaptation of the Ubisoft vidgame “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” and “Unnatural History” as well as the LivePlanet-produced “Liberty.” “Prince of Persia” tells the story of an adventurous prince who uncovers a dangerous artifact in a remote mountain kingdom and, with the help of an enemy princess, must stop a despot from unleashing a sandstorm that could destroy all mankind. Bruckheimer and his shingle acquired rights to the vidgame in a seven-figure deal in March 2004. “Unnatural History,” on which Nachmanoff recently completed work, is an actioner about a family that becomes trapped in the Museum of Natural History and must fight to survive when the resident creatures come to life. “Liberty,” another big-budget actioner, takes place after an electromagnetic pulse disables the infrastructure of the country; it revolves around a ragtag group of Americans who must use technology from the 1940s and ’50s to defend against a foreign invasion. Ericson Core is aboard to direct. Disney exec VP Jason Reed shepherds all three projects. Scribe Nachmanoff also has worked as a director, helming the 2001 feature “Hollywood Palms.”
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