IM Global Snags Spec Script ‘Kidnap,’ Lorenzo DiBonaventura to Produce (Exclusive)

The thriller centers on a woman’s desperate chase to find her son’s abductors

Last Updated: December 13, 2011 @ 9:15 AM

EXCLUSIVE

IM Global snapped up the rights Thursday to “Kidnap,” a spec script by Knate Gwaltney, TheWrap has learned.

William Brent Bell, who directed the 2006 horror film “Stay Alive” and the upcoming exorcism drama “The Devil Inside,” is expected to direct.

The movie centers on a woman whose son is kidnapped at a local mall and her subsequent race to find his abductors.

Matt Peterman ("The Devil Inside") is expected to produce the thriller alongside Lorenzo DiBonaventura.

Automatik will produce as well, with IM Global CEO Stuart Ford and Charles Layton on board as executive producers.

IM Global has a number of projects in the pipeline, including "Hummingbird" and "Dead Man Down," which are going into production early next year. Next year, the company's thriller "Bullet to the Head" with Sylvester Stallone will be released by Warner Brothers and the action drama "Safe" with Jason Statham will hit theaters via Lionsgate.  

Original Artists represented Gwaltney in the sale.