FilmNation Entertainment will finance and handle international sales on the action thriller “The Prototype,” to be written and directed by Andrew Will, the company announced on Wednesday.
“The Prototype” is based on a short film, written and directed by Will, about an experimental drone soldier hunted by the FBI's Critical Incident Response Group, after it escapes from a top-secret military base.
The film will be produced by Max Leitman from the Bandito Brothers, Shawn Wallace and Andrew Will of Variant Films and Sean Cushing. Sunrise Pictures Peter Schafer and Brillstein Entertainment Partners will serve as executive producers.
“I loved Andrew’s short and immediately saw the potential for a thrilling and cool film," said FilmNation’s Glen Basner (pictured). "After working with the Bandito Brothers on 'Act of Valor,' I know this will be one of the most exciting action films to date.”
Will is represented by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
Graham Taylor from WME Global will sell U.S. rights.