Scribes enter Icon’s ‘Room’

Sci-fi thriller fetes look into future

Paramount-based Icon Entertainment has signed scribes Rick Eid and Gavin Harris to adapt E.M. Goldman’s novel “The Night Room.”

“Room” is a scientific thriller about a group of college students selected to be part of an experiment that enables them to see into the future. Their glimpse reveals that one of them has become a serial killer.

Eid and Harris’ indie thriller “Deal Kings” is set in the world of investment banking and is skedded to go before the cameras in January. Though many directors have circled the project, Bob Rafelson (“Five Easy Pieces,” “Blood and Wine”) is in talks to helm the $15 million pic with Kimberly Hines and Janet Edelbaum serving as producers. Casting on that project will begin in November.

The scribes also penned “Knox,” which is in development at Arnold Kopelson’s Kopelson Entertainment.

Mel Gibson and Bruce Davey’s Icon has turned out titles such as “Maverick,” “Braveheart,” and “Payback.”

Eid and Harris’ deal was brokered by Justin Silvera and Brian Sher at Broder Kurland Webb Uffner and attorney John LaViolette. Richard Klubeck handled business affairs for Icon and Paramount.