EXCLUSIVE: Nick Taussig’s outfit commissions Churchill biopic script from Alex Von Tunzelmann and a comedy from a NFTS graduate.

Producer Nick Taussig’s Salon Pictures has recently commissioned three original feature screenplays.

Salon’s biopic of prime minister Winston Churchill has attached a new writer, British historian Alex Von Tunzelmann whose book Indian Summer was being adapted by Working Title.

Commercials director Ian Bonhôte is attached to direct LA-set thriller Decompression, which charts the murder investigation into the death of a man locked in a decompression chamber. Based on a true story, playwright Christopher Bell is writing the script.

Meet Me In Ten Years, a comedy written by NFTS graduate Frances Poletti, sees mid-20s New Yorker Ava win a government lottery to spend 30 minutes with a version of herself – from ten years in the future.

Former Revolver managing director Taussig recently set up Salon with producer Paul Van Carter.

Taussig told ScreenDaily: “Continuing our track record of producing for first-time feature directors we are excited to be bringing Bonhôte’s debut to market, he has a unique talent and style”.

Van Carter added: “We have found three very talented British writers who all have unique and clear voices, each one bringing a fresh and international project to our slate.”