SPWA shoots for foreign ‘Guns’

Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg star in Universal adaptation

BERLIN — Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions is nearing a multi-territory deal for Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg starrer ”2 Guns.”

The $80 million pic, which Emmett/Furla Films and Universal Pictures are fully financing, is helmed by ”Contraband” director Baltasar Kormakur.

Mark Damon’s Foresight Unlimited has been shopping the project to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin this week and the project didn’t take long to heat up the market as the fest unspooled on Thursday.

Kormakur is directing from a screenplay by Blake Masters (”Brotherhood”).

Pic, which Uni will release domestically in late 2013, is an adaptation of Steven Grant’s graphic novel ”2 Guns,” which sees a DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer who have been tasked with investigating one another but find they have both been set up by the mob, the very org the two men believe they have been stealing money from, to steal $81 million from the CIA.

The mismatched pair must eventually learn to trust each other and work together to dig to the truth of the matter and survive.

Marc Platt will produce the pic with Randall Emmett and George Furla.

Envision Entertainment’s Stepan Martirosyan and Remington Chase, who maintain a film fund with Emmett/Furla, will exec produce.