Feature folks David Goyer (“Batman Begins”), David Heyman (“Harry Potter”) and Bragi Schut are plotting an alien invasion of CBS.
Eye has given a put pilot commitment to the tentatively titled “Threshold,” an hourlong contemporary sci-fi drama about the government’s response to an alien threat. Paramount Network Television will produce as part of a deal that originated before last week’s management shakeup at the studio.
CBS Entertainment prexy Nina Tassler quickly snapped up the project when it was pitched a few weeks ago (when she was head of drama at the net). A deal then had to be hammered out to set up “Threshold” at Par.
Goyer is attached to direct and exec produce the pilot, with Bragi set to write and co-exec produce. Heyman also will serve as exec producer, while Mark Rosen is on board as co-exec producer.
Deal reps the first major foray into TV for the feature-focused Goyer, Heyman and Schut.
Goyer, who wrote “Batman Begins” for director Christopher Nolan and recently inked a first-look film deal with Warner Bros., has indicated he plans to get more active in TV (Daily Variety, Aug. 31).
Hyphenate most recently finished writing and directing the third installment in his “Blade” franchise, “Blade: Trinity.” Goyer also has multiple film projects set up at various studios, including “Unique,” which he and Heyman are developing for Disney.
Schut has written several film projects in various stages of development, including horror spec “Season of the Witch” at MGM and the thriller spec “The Last Voyage of Demeter” at Phoenix Pictures. He’s also adapting graphic novel “Criminal Macabre” for MGM.
In addition to “Unique,” Heyman’s Heyday Films earlier this summer set up scribe Bob Nelson’s film “The Bill From My Father” at Warner Bros. Heyman has served as a producer on all three “Harry Potter” pics; his other credits include “Taking Lives” and “Ravenous.”
Project was packaged by WMA, with Schut repped in the deal by Brant Rose Agency and Benderspink.