Shingle buys spec script, will finance and produce with Le Grisbi
crew of an American tank that’s caught in a battle for survival against a desperate German army. “I want to bring a fresh execution to the genre,” Ayer said. “I plan to bring tank combat to life in a way that lands with a modern audience.” Block began ramping up production after Media Content Capital announced in May that it taken a substantial stake in QED. “This is the biggest acquisition in QED’s history and we cannot wait for David to bring this amazing story to audiences worldwide,” he said Wednesday. Ayer and QED teamed on action thriller “Ten,” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington and Mireille Enos and set for release from Open Road Films in January 2014. Ayer teamed with Lesher on “End of Watch.” QED’s production slate includes romantic comedy “Fading Gigolo,” directed by John Turturro and starring Turturro and Woody Allen, and the supernatural thriller “Haunt,” starring Jacki Weaver. Ayer’s deal was negotiated by CAA and David Weber.