Mark Steven Johnson set to direct pic
Inferno Entertainment is driving on to “Autobahn,” coming aboard the actioner with Mark Steven Johnson (“Ghost Rider”) attached to direct.The company confirmed Wednesday that it’s producing and has indicated it plans to lock in a cast before beginning to sell territories. CAA reps the film’s domestic distribution rights. Story, penned by Greg Russo, centers on a former race driver who finds himself on the German Autobahn with a choice — having to attack a target with a car rigged with a bomb or face having his wife and daughter killed. Project was previously called “I-95.” Inferno pre-sold nearly all international territories for Stephenie Meyer’s pic “The Host,” starring Saoirse Ronan, at Cannes before it was sold to Open Road for domestic release. It made a flurry of foreign deals last year at AFM in November for the Brad Pitt-Richard Jenkins’ starrer “Cogan’s Trade” before the Weinstein Co. snapped it up for the U.S. in January. Russo is represented by ICM, management company Manage-ment and law firm Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein & Kohner. Johnson is represented by CAA and law firm Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof and Fishman.