Corsan CEO Paul Breuls, riding high after closing high profile US and UK deals on Sundance hit The Devil’s Double, has announced the $60m sci-fi adventure thriller 2525.
Wes Clark [pictured], son of the former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Wesley Clark, wrote the screenplay about a fighter pilot who must recover his identity after he takes part in an experiment and awakens 500 years later as the brain of the deadliest spaceship in the galaxy.
The Belgian company has tentatively set a November production start and Breuls will produce alongside Jon Shestack of Jon Shestack Productions, whose credits include Air Force One, Dan In Real Life and Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past.
Paradigm Motion Picture Finance Group negotiated the deal and represents Corsan.
Corsan’s production and development slate includes Roland Joffe’s Singularity and Shrapnel from John McTiernan.
Clark served four years as an Army lieutenant before swtiching to a writing career. His credits include That Others May Live for Wolfgang Petersen, Crime Wave with David Ayer set up at Warner Bros and The Objective for The Blair Witch Project co-director Daniel Myrick.