Studio options Passmore's thriller
Rogue Pictures has optioned Jeremy Passmore’s thriller spec “Summer’s End” for Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes to produce.Project revolves around a group of teens in a small Oregon town who survive a deadly virus that wipes out the adult population and must fight for their lives when the military attempts to quarantine the area. Passmore’s penning a rewrite of the project as part of the low-six-figure deal. Platinum Dunes’ Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller will produce; the company’s Matt Smith is co-producing. Passmore is rewriting “The Prince” with writing partner Andre Fabrizio for John Carpenter to direct. Circle of Confusion’s Rick Jacobs is producing. He previously co-wrote and co-directed “Special,” starring Michael Rapaport. That pic screened at the Sundance Film Festival.