All the majors except Disney bid for the project, but Universal, which already had a relationship with “Safe House” scribe Guggenheim, beat them out, with DreamWorks chasing hard after seeing Sony win an earlier bidding war for Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick’s sci-fi spec “Epsilon.”
Story follows the crash of Air Force One on American soil and an investigator’s discovery that the plane was in fact shot down.
Guggenheim is a former US Weekly editor who burst onto Hollywood’s radar with his spec “Safe House,” which Universal acquired and, with producer Stuber, turned into a hit starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds. Guggenheim was recently tapped to pen the sequel.
He’s repped by Paradigm, Madhouse Entertainment and Ziffren Brittenham.