Atlas Independent has tapped Noam Murro to direct Hernany Perla’s script “Blink,” which was voted to the 2014 Black List.
Years after being left fully paralyzed during an infamous, unsolved bank robbery, a man is taken hostage for the secrets in his head. With only the use of his eyes, he has to outwit his captors and solve the mystery of the heist.
Atlas Independent’s William Green and Aaron Ginsburg are producing with Atlas Entertainment’s Jake Kurily. Highland Film Group will introduce the project to international buyers at the upcoming European Film Market in Berlin. Production is slated to begin this summer.
“I’m excited to be collaborating with Atlas Independent in realizing this world and its unconventional hero. Hernany has written a thrilling script. It’s a story about a unique individual who finds himself reinvigorated after he’s forced into this incredible life-threatening scenario,” said Murro.
“We wanted a director to match the script’s intensity. Noam blew us away with his passion and vision and we can’t wait to unleash ‘Blink’ in Berlin,” added Green.
Murro recently directed Warner Bros.’ “300: Rise of an Empire” starring Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green and Lena Headey, which opened atop the box office and went on to gross more than $337 million worldwide. Murro has received eight DGA nominations and won twice in 2005 and 2011 for his work in commercials. He made his feature debut in 2009 with the Miramax comedy “Smart People” starring Dennis Quaid, Thomas Hayden Church, Sarah Jessica Parker and Ellen Page.
Murro is represented by CAA and Management 360, while Perla is repped by Madhouse Entertainment and Original Artists.
Atlas Independent is currently in post-production on Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego’s crime thriller “The Man on Carrion Road” starring Patrick Wilson, and William Monahan’s “Mojave,” which stars Garrett Hedlund and Oscar Isaac.