Sony has tapped Mark Palansky to direct action-adventure “Iron Jack,” a project that sparked a bidding war last year.
Todd Garner is producing through his Broken Road Prods. banner with George Heller and Jeremy Bell exec producing.
The story, set in the 1930s, centers on a renowned novelist and his quest for a legendary treasure. Sony snapped up Johnny Rosenthal’s spec for $1.25 million against $2 million, topping offers from MGM, CBS Films and Spyglass.
Palansky’s directing credits include “Penelope” (2006), starring Christina Ricci, Catherine O’Hara and Reese Witherspoon.
He’s repped by ICM.