'Narco Sub,' 'Top Gun' topped list for helmer-producer before death
Top Gun,” at Paramount with Tom Cruise and Jerry Bruckheimer. Scribe Peter Craig has been at work on a draft of the long-awaited follow up pic. Scott was also an exec producer on Fox Searchlight’s “Stoker” which will bow March 1, and he served as a producer on Relativity’s “Out of the Furnace,” which is currently in post-production. He last helmed Fox’s “Unstoppable” in 2010 starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine and grossed more than $165 million at the worldwide B.O. Scott Free in the past dozen years has made a big push into TV production, with everything from series to big-budget longform projects to cable docus. Scott was an exec producer on the CBS’ “The Good Wife,” the Eye’s most acclaimed drama series in years. “Good Wife” creators-exec producers Robert and Michelle King expressed “shock” at Scott’s death and noted in a statement that “his work has always inspired us.” Scott Free is also behind the miniseries redo of “Coma,” bowing Sept. 3 on A&E Network. Among a slew of other TV project, the company is working on a narrative telepic for National Geographic Channel, “Killing Lincoln,” about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, with Billy Campbell set to star. Scott Free’s recent TV productions include the HBO telepic “Into the Storm,” a follow up to its Emmy-winning 2002 made-for “The Gathering Storm”; CBS drama series “Numbers” (for which he also directed a seg); History special “Gettysburg”; Starz miniseries “The Pillars of the Earth”; and the Science Channel docu series “Prophets of Science Fiction.” Scott Free has been aggressive in developing projects financed through international pre-sales, reflecting the brothers’ U.K. roots. In a statement, CBS called Scott “an accomplished creative and passionate producer and director” and “a longtime friend of CBS.” Cynthia Littleton contributed to this report.
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