Scott Stuber to produce thriller

David Guggenheim has set up his “Safe House” at Universal Pictures.

Scott Stuber will produce the thriller about a young CIA agent who must find a way to transport a dangerous prisoner to another safe house when the one he works at is attacked. Along the way, the two must outmaneuver various forces that want them both dead.

Project was sold for mid-six figures and proved a hot property after hitting the market yesterday. It ended up at Universal this morning after a bidding war erupted between other studios and producers.

Guggenheim is a senior editor at US Weekly in Gotham, and the brother of Marc Guggenheim, a TV showrunner who recently left as executive producer of ABC’s “FlashForward,” and screenwriter Eric Guggenheim (“Miracle”).

His script “Medallion” is set up with Graham King with McG producing.

Stuber produced U’s “The Wolfman,” which bows this weekend and is heading up Peter Berg’s “Battleship,” based on the Hasbro boardgame. He was also behind the studio’s “Couples Retreat.”

Guggenheim is repped by APA and Madhouse Entertainment.

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