‘Berliner’ Spec Script Acquired by Universal

Universal Pictures has nabbed the spec script “Berliner.”

The spy thriller was written by F. Scott Frazier, who penned the upcoming “Autobahn,” about an American backpacker on the run from drug smugglers.

The film will be produced by “Fast & Furious” scribe Chris Morgan, who will oversee the film through his Chris Morgan Productions banner. Morgan and Frazier are currently working on a number of films with the studio, including “Day One” and “Heatseekers,” the latter directed by Timur Bekmambetov (“Wanted”).

Chris Cowles (“The Numbers Station”) and DMG Entertainment (“Iron Man 3”) will also produce “Berliner” with executive producer Chris Fenton (“The Vatican Tapes”).

In addition to the “Fast” films, Morgan is working with screenwriter Alex Kurtzman on a new franchise that will draw on monster characters from Universal’s film library. The studio is associated with the Frakenstein, Wolfman and other horror franchises.

Ainsley Davies will oversee development of “Berliner” for Chris Morgan Productions, while Universal EVP of Production Jon Mone and Director of Development Jay Polidoro will run herd for the studio.

Frazier is represented by CAA and DMG. Morgan is represented by ICM.

More Film

  • Les Arcs Film Festival

    Les Arcs European Film Festival's Industry Village Kicks Off with Strong Roster

    Universal Pictures has nabbed the spec script “Berliner.” The spy thriller was written by F. Scott Frazier, who penned the upcoming “Autobahn,” about an American backpacker on the run from drug smugglers. The film will be produced by “Fast & Furious” scribe Chris Morgan, who will oversee the film through his Chris Morgan Productions banner. […]

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Rockets to $215 Million Opening Weekend

    Universal Pictures has nabbed the spec script “Berliner.” The spy thriller was written by F. Scott Frazier, who penned the upcoming “Autobahn,” about an American backpacker on the run from drug smugglers. The film will be produced by “Fast & Furious” scribe Chris Morgan, who will oversee the film through his Chris Morgan Productions banner. […]

  • Disney-Fox Deal Sets Up Scramble for

    Disney-Fox Deal Unleashes Flood of Free-Agent Executives, Talent

    Universal Pictures has nabbed the spec script “Berliner.” The spy thriller was written by F. Scott Frazier, who penned the upcoming “Autobahn,” about an American backpacker on the run from drug smugglers. The film will be produced by “Fast & Furious” scribe Chris Morgan, who will oversee the film through his Chris Morgan Productions banner. […]

  • Anita Hill

    Anita Hill Chairs Hollywood Anti-Sexual Harassment Commission Formed by Top Execs

    Universal Pictures has nabbed the spec script “Berliner.” The spy thriller was written by F. Scott Frazier, who penned the upcoming “Autobahn,” about an American backpacker on the run from drug smugglers. The film will be produced by “Fast & Furious” scribe Chris Morgan, who will oversee the film through his Chris Morgan Productions banner. […]

  • Warren Beatty

    Arnon Milchan Sues Warren Beatty Over 'Rules Don't Apply' Flop

    Universal Pictures has nabbed the spec script “Berliner.” The spy thriller was written by F. Scott Frazier, who penned the upcoming “Autobahn,” about an American backpacker on the run from drug smugglers. The film will be produced by “Fast & Furious” scribe Chris Morgan, who will oversee the film through his Chris Morgan Productions banner. […]

  • Oscar Isaac Addams Family

    Oscar Isaac in Talks to Voice Gomez Addams in Animated 'Addams Family' Movie

    Universal Pictures has nabbed the spec script “Berliner.” The spy thriller was written by F. Scott Frazier, who penned the upcoming “Autobahn,” about an American backpacker on the run from drug smugglers. The film will be produced by “Fast & Furious” scribe Chris Morgan, who will oversee the film through his Chris Morgan Productions banner. […]

  • Jennifer Lawrence

    Publicists for Jennifer Lawrence, Daisy Ridley, Amy Adams Form New Firm

    Universal Pictures has nabbed the spec script “Berliner.” The spy thriller was written by F. Scott Frazier, who penned the upcoming “Autobahn,” about an American backpacker on the run from drug smugglers. The film will be produced by “Fast & Furious” scribe Chris Morgan, who will oversee the film through his Chris Morgan Productions banner. […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content