Cobalt Media Group has teamed up with writer/producer Stephen Chin on Last Place On Earth, an action drama set in Cambodia on the eve of the UN-supervised elections which Chin wrote.
Chin will also produce Last Place On Earth, with Cobalt arranging production finance and handling international sales through its London distribution arm Cobalt Pictures headed by Peter Rogers. It is scheduled to shoot in spring 2002.
Cobalt's Jackie Levine brought the project in to the company, but a relationship already existed between Chin and Cobalt's Hal Sadoff and Rodney Payne, who had provided independent production finance on Ron Shelton's Play It to the Bone, also produced by Chin and released domestically by Buena Vista.
Last Place On Earth is the story of a veteran CIA operative who becomes a fugitive after being falsely accused of treason. He is traced to Cambodia by a female Asian/American reporter who appears to have personal, as well as professional, reasons for seeking him. Hotly pursued through Kmer Rouge guerilla territory by both the reporter and government authorities, the operative is forced to confront long-repressed secrets from his past.
Chin, whose producing credits also include Another Day In Paradise and Gummo, recently set up the kung fu adventure Hammer Of God at DreamWorks with Steven Norrington attached to direct.