You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Voltage nabs Kolstad’s ‘Acolyte’

Shingle picks up spec thriller from tyro scribe

Voltage Pictures has picked up tyro scribe Derek Kolstad’s action-thriller spec “Acolyte” and is producing and financing the project.

Voltage topper Nicolas Chartier and Craig Flores are producing with New Wave Entertainment’s Josh Adler and Mike Goldberg exec producing.

“Acolyte” centers on a rogue government agency that’s using blackmail to coerce everyday citizens into committing acts of domestic terror. The agency mistakenly kidnaps the wife of a retired operative who responds by recruiting a disbanded group of trained “associates” to exact revenge and rescue his wife.

Voltage is out to directors on “Acolyte,” which is being developed as a franchisable Jason Bourne-style story with an ensemble cast.

Voltage recently wrapped Robert Redford’s “The Company You Keep” and its John Stockwell-directed drama “Code Name Geronimo” about the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

Kolstad is repped by UTA, New Wave Entertainment and Howard Abramson and Jennifer Levy of Behr Abramson.

More Film

  • Five projects vie for prizes at

    Morelia: Five Projects Vie for Prizes at Pix-in-Post Program Impulso Morelia

    Voltage Pictures has picked up tyro scribe Derek Kolstad’s action-thriller spec “Acolyte” and is producing and financing the project. Voltage topper Nicolas Chartier and Craig Flores are producing with New Wave Entertainment’s Josh Adler and Mike Goldberg exec producing. “Acolyte” centers on a rogue government agency that’s using blackmail to coerce everyday citizens into committing […]

  • 'The Fortress' Review

    Film Review: 'The Fortress'

    Voltage Pictures has picked up tyro scribe Derek Kolstad’s action-thriller spec “Acolyte” and is producing and financing the project. Voltage topper Nicolas Chartier and Craig Flores are producing with New Wave Entertainment’s Josh Adler and Mike Goldberg exec producing. “Acolyte” centers on a rogue government agency that’s using blackmail to coerce everyday citizens into committing […]

  • Courtesy of Vertical Entertainment

    Film Review: 'Never Here'

    Voltage Pictures has picked up tyro scribe Derek Kolstad’s action-thriller spec “Acolyte” and is producing and financing the project. Voltage topper Nicolas Chartier and Craig Flores are producing with New Wave Entertainment’s Josh Adler and Mike Goldberg exec producing. “Acolyte” centers on a rogue government agency that’s using blackmail to coerce everyday citizens into committing […]

  • Busan: Hong Sang-soo Trio Set for

    Busan: Hong Sang-soo Film Trio Set for U.S. Release

    Voltage Pictures has picked up tyro scribe Derek Kolstad’s action-thriller spec “Acolyte” and is producing and financing the project. Voltage topper Nicolas Chartier and Craig Flores are producing with New Wave Entertainment’s Josh Adler and Mike Goldberg exec producing. “Acolyte” centers on a rogue government agency that’s using blackmail to coerce everyday citizens into committing […]

  • Film Victoria Hires Caroline Pitcher as

    Film Victoria Hires Caroline Pitcher as CEO

    Voltage Pictures has picked up tyro scribe Derek Kolstad’s action-thriller spec “Acolyte” and is producing and financing the project. Voltage topper Nicolas Chartier and Craig Flores are producing with New Wave Entertainment’s Josh Adler and Mike Goldberg exec producing. “Acolyte” centers on a rogue government agency that’s using blackmail to coerce everyday citizens into committing […]

  • “The Gaze of the Sea” vies

    Jose Alvarez’s ‘The Gaze of the Sea’ Vies for the Top Docu Prize at Morelia

    Voltage Pictures has picked up tyro scribe Derek Kolstad’s action-thriller spec “Acolyte” and is producing and financing the project. Voltage topper Nicolas Chartier and Craig Flores are producing with New Wave Entertainment’s Josh Adler and Mike Goldberg exec producing. “Acolyte” centers on a rogue government agency that’s using blackmail to coerce everyday citizens into committing […]

  • Anna Karina'All the President's Men' screening

    Lumière Festival: Celluloid Angels to Give Anna Karina Directorial Debut “Vivre Ensemble” 4k Restoration

    Voltage Pictures has picked up tyro scribe Derek Kolstad’s action-thriller spec “Acolyte” and is producing and financing the project. Voltage topper Nicolas Chartier and Craig Flores are producing with New Wave Entertainment’s Josh Adler and Mike Goldberg exec producing. “Acolyte” centers on a rogue government agency that’s using blackmail to coerce everyday citizens into committing […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content