EXCLUSIVE: Script from Zodiac: Year Of The Snake and The League Of Extraordinary Gentleman writer.

Jayson Rothwell

LA-based production outfit Benattar/Thomas Productions are in development on writer Jayson Rothwell’s action-thriller script Shotgun Love.

Producers Nigel Thomas (The Numbers Station) and Rick Benattar (Ironclad) are aiming for a 2016 shoot on the project.

The story centres on a former black-ops agent who is hired by a ruthless lawyer to rescue his kidnapped girlfriend from a cartel, only to discover she does not want to be rescued and is on a secret mission to infiltrate the gang in order to avenge her family.

LA-based writer Rothwell recently completed work on the reboot of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen for Fox and Davis Entertainment while action script Zodiac: Year of the Snake was this month acquired by Le Vision Pictures USA.

Fledgling production team Benattar/Thomas, whose titles The Fixer and The Last Heist will be distributed by XLrator Media, recently bulked up their slate by optioning Iraq war action property Sniper One.

Benattar said: ”I have been a fan of Jayson’s writing for a long time. This project is exactly why. The story is so smart and the action is so visceral and current that we just had to make this movie. We think audiences worldwide will agree.”

Thomas added: “Jayson is one of the most exciting writers around and his scripts are kinetic page-turners. We’re looking forward to bringing this thrilling story to the screen.”