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Fox coin tracks ‘Mindhunters’

Twentieth Century Fox has acquired Wayne Kramer’s spec, “Mindhunters” for a low six- against mid-six-figure sum.

Avenue Pictures’ chairman and CEO Cary Brokaw and the company’s VP of production, Michael Zoumas, will produce the film. Brokaw and Zoumas developed the project with Kramer form the scribe’s original idea.

The script is described as “Ten Little Indians” set in the FBI academy’s profiler — or mindhunter — division; and details a mindhunter who is what he hunts, a serial killer who is murdering his colleagues.

Fox VP Peter Rice shepherded the pic for Tom Rothman’s film division.

Miramax, New Line and Live Entertainment also were said to have bid for the project.

Kramer also is attached to direct “Second Wind” for the publicly traded Avenue Pictures, in association with JD Prods. Cinequanon is financing the pic, slated to go before the cameras in January.

Kramer was repped by CAA’s Adam Kanter.

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