Back in 2009, Jerry Bruckheimer Films tapped “3:10 to Yuma” scriptwriters, Michael Brandt and Derek Hass, pictured, to adapt their short story “Shake” for the big screen.
Now the project has found a home at Paramount Pictures, with Bruckheimer producing for the studio, a person familiar with the negotiations has told TheWrap.
Taking place during an earthquake, the story follows an FBI agent Tim Cooper with Parkinson’s disease, and his partner, who are trying to track down a brutal serial killer who has been their target for years in Los Angeles.
“Shake” first appeared on Popcorn Fiction, a website created by Haas for screenwriters to show off hard-boiled fiction. Bruckheimer reportedly paid seven figures to the writers for the deal in 2009.
Other recent credits for Brandt & Haas include “Wanted,” and “The Double.” Bruckheimer is working on a number of other films including “Beware the Night.”