You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Proyas digs ‘Knowing’ gig

Helmer nabbed by Escape Artists

Helmer Alex Proyas (“I, Robot”) is directing supernatural thriller “Knowing” for Escape Artists.

Story concerns a man who opens a time capsule that contains some terrifying predictions — some have already happened and some are about to.

“Knowing,” whose original draft was penned by novelist Ryne Pearson, was set up at Columbia a few years ago with Rod Lurie and then Richard Kelly as helmer. Film went into turnaround, and now Escape Artists is rehatching the project. No studio is attached.

Husband-and-wife team Stiles White and Juliet Snowden (“The Boogeyman”) have rewritten the script.

Escape Artists’ Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch will produce. Exec producing is David Alper.

Proyas’ credits include directing “Garage Days” for Fox Searchlight.

Escape Artists is producing the Steve Conrad pitch “Chad Schmidt,” with Brad Pitt attached to star for Sony (Daily Variety, Feb. 16). Its next release is Paramount’s “The Weatherman,” with Nicolas Cage. Also upcoming is “The Pursuit of Happyness,” a Will Smith pic being produced with Overbrook Entertainment.

More Film

  • Jamie FoxxBET Awards, Show, Los Angeles,

    2018 BET Awards: Kendrick Lamar Wins Big at Youth-Centered Show

    Helmer Alex Proyas (“I, Robot”) is directing supernatural thriller “Knowing” for Escape Artists. Story concerns a man who opens a time capsule that contains some terrifying predictions — some have already happened and some are about to. “Knowing,” whose original draft was penned by novelist Ryne Pearson, was set up at Columbia a few years […]

  • Japan Ramps Up International Film Co-Productions

    Japanese Film Makers Find Opportunities in International Co-Productions

    Helmer Alex Proyas (“I, Robot”) is directing supernatural thriller “Knowing” for Escape Artists. Story concerns a man who opens a time capsule that contains some terrifying predictions — some have already happened and some are about to. “Knowing,” whose original draft was penned by novelist Ryne Pearson, was set up at Columbia a few years […]

  • Netflix Unveils 'Great Day in Hollywood'

    Netflix Unveils 'Great Day in Hollywood' Image Spot Highlighting Black Creators

    Helmer Alex Proyas (“I, Robot”) is directing supernatural thriller “Knowing” for Escape Artists. Story concerns a man who opens a time capsule that contains some terrifying predictions — some have already happened and some are about to. “Knowing,” whose original draft was penned by novelist Ryne Pearson, was set up at Columbia a few years […]

  • Kendrick Lamar

    2018 BET Awards Complete Winners List

    Helmer Alex Proyas (“I, Robot”) is directing supernatural thriller “Knowing” for Escape Artists. Story concerns a man who opens a time capsule that contains some terrifying predictions — some have already happened and some are about to. “Knowing,” whose original draft was penned by novelist Ryne Pearson, was set up at Columbia a few years […]

  • Tom Holland Uncharted

    Tom Holland Reveals 'Spider-Man 2' Title: 'Far From Home'

    Helmer Alex Proyas (“I, Robot”) is directing supernatural thriller “Knowing” for Escape Artists. Story concerns a man who opens a time capsule that contains some terrifying predictions — some have already happened and some are about to. “Knowing,” whose original draft was penned by novelist Ryne Pearson, was set up at Columbia a few years […]

  • Palm Springs Shortfest Winners List

    'Fauve' Takes Top Prize at Palm Springs International Shortfest

    Helmer Alex Proyas (“I, Robot”) is directing supernatural thriller “Knowing” for Escape Artists. Story concerns a man who opens a time capsule that contains some terrifying predictions — some have already happened and some are about to. “Knowing,” whose original draft was penned by novelist Ryne Pearson, was set up at Columbia a few years […]

  • The Closing of Magno, the Quintessential

    The Closing of Magno, the Quintessential New York Screening Room

    Helmer Alex Proyas (“I, Robot”) is directing supernatural thriller “Knowing” for Escape Artists. Story concerns a man who opens a time capsule that contains some terrifying predictions — some have already happened and some are about to. “Knowing,” whose original draft was penned by novelist Ryne Pearson, was set up at Columbia a few years […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content