Development to be aided by Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme.
Hurricane Films, the UK production company behind Terence Davies’ Of Time and the City, has picked up three titles for its production slate.
Triple World Score, set among the world of Scrabble enthusiasts, has been written by Frank Cotterell-Boyle (24 Hour Party People) and will be directed by Carl Hunter.
Two Sevens Clash, based on the true experiences of a young Orthodox Jewish punk rocker in 1977 London, will be directed by scriptwriter Mark Jay.
Prayer Before Dawn is based on the book of the same name by ex-professional kickboxer Billy Moore, who wrote about his five-year prison sentence in the notorious ‘Bangkok Hilton’.
The screenplay is being written by Nick Saltrese, who has worked on UK soaps Emmerdale and EastEnders.
Hurricane has also confirmed that it has created its first Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme vehicle for project development.
The company is in advance development of A Quiet Passion, an Emily Dickinson biopic starring Sex & the City’s Cynthia Nixon, to be directed by Terence Davies.
Hurricane Films co-founder Roy Boulter said: “Attracting development investment in the early stages of the project has allowed us to not just commission the script - which in our opinion is the best that Terence has ever written - but we have also been able to make significant progress in the casing process, including numerous trips to New York and LA, as well as helping Terence to develop the script further with research trips to Boston and Amherst - Emily Dickinson’s birthplace.
“We are now in the process of talking to other potential investors regarding SEIS and EIS investment - as well as other potential financiers.”
Hurricane also has Sunset Song in pre-production, starring Agyness Deyn and Peter Mullan. Terence Davies will direct the adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s 1932 novel set in North East Scotland. Shooting is scheduled for August 2013.