Independence Day and Godzilla producer DeanDevlin is reviving Isobar, a science-fiction epic which was a flagshipproject for Carolco in the early 1990s.
Devlin has reconfigured Isobar, previouslyattached to his former partner Roland Emmerich with Sylvester Stallone to star,as a $45m project and plans to take it into production in summer 2006 throughhis Los Angeles-based Electric Entertainment.
Voltage Pictures, the sales company launched earlier thisyear by Devlin and Nicolas Chartier, will commence pre-sales on the project onthe Croisette this week.
The high-concept story is set on a futuristic earth inhabitedby subterranean humans as an underground commuter train malfunctions on itsmaiden journey and hurtles out of control at more than 1,000mph.
Devlin recently acquired the rights and commissioned arewrite by Tab Murphy, whose screenwriting credits include Gorillas In TheMist and Brother Bear.
'Isobar was one of my favorite projects when I wasworking with Carolco, and I am thrilled that we are reviving it under theElectric banner," Devlin said.
"It is one of those movies that can translate all over theworld with its compelling and unique story. With the latest developments in CGItechnology and special effects, we have the opportunity to make this film intothe visual spectacle that I had originally imagined it to be.'
Voltage's Cannes slateincludes Electric's adventure title The Librarian 2 starring NoahWyle, and Bermuda Triangle thriller The Triangle, which Devlin is producingwith Bryan Singer, among others.