In a preemptive deal, Paramount has bought the feature pitch “Eternal” from writers Dan Frey and Russell Sommer, who previously teamed on the Black List script “Bleeding Kansas,” an individual with knowledge of the deal has told TheWrap.
Mary Parent‘s Disruption Entertainment will produce “Eternal,” which is described as a grounded superhero story in the vein of “‘Chronicle’ meets ‘Highlander.'”
Paramount had no comment on the deal.
Parent will produce “Eternal” through Disruption along with Cale Boyter and David Whitney, while Paramount executives Amanda Brown and Josh Phillips will oversee the project for the studio.
Along with producer Len Wiseman, Frey and Sommer recently sold the event miniseries “St. Patrick” to Fox. The duo will write that project and serve as supervising producers.
Voted to the 2012 Black List, “Bleeding Kansas” follows a runaway slave and a sheriff who team up to rescue a politician’s kidnapped daughter against the backdrop of Kansas’ induction into statehood and whether or not it would be a slave or free state.
Frey and Sommer are represented by Verve, Adam Kolbrenner at Madhouse and attorney Sean Marks.