michael shannon

Warner Bros. will distribute

With his recent film “Mud” delivering a solid perf in its first two weeks at the box office, Jeff Nichols is ready to get back to work coming on to direct an untitled Warner Bros. sci-fi pic with his “Take Shelter” star Michael Shannon coming on to star.

Sarah Green and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones are producing with Nichols also writing the project. WB had previously acquired the script before setting Nichols to direct.

Exact plot details are being kept under wraps but sources have described it as a present day sci-fi chase film. Glen Basner and Christos V. Konstantakopoulos will exec produce.

The project would mark Nichols’ first  studio film. Both “Take Shelter” and “Mud” took the festival route before being picked up for distribution by smaller distribs.

After breaking out in smaller films like “Revolutionary Road” and “Take Shelter,” Shannon is now breaking out with bigger films, including WB’s “Man of Steel” where he plays General Zod.

Nichols is repped by CAA, Mosaic and attorney Sean Marks. Shannon is also repped by CAA.

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