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Par buys sci-fi spec from John Heffernan

Disruption to launch alien spaceship thriller

Paramount has purchased a sci-fi action script from “Snakes on a Plane” scribe John Heffernan, and is setting the project up with Mary Parent’s Disruption Entertainment.

Pic’s described as “Die Hard” on an alien spaceship. Parent, Cale Boyter and Brian Spink are producing.

Parent ankled MGM as the topper of its film business in October and bowed Disruption with a first-look deal at Par in February. Since then, Disruption has set up “The Watching Hour” at New Line with Mad Hatter along with an adaptation of the DC Comic series “The Mighty” along with Chris Bender and JC Spink of Benderspink.

Bender and Spink are exec producing “Abducted.”

Heffernan’s repped by Realm and McKuin Frankel & Whitehead.

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