Summit Picks Up ‘Egypt'; Sets Two Other Projects

Studio buys a “300”-esque adventure and an adaptation of the young-adult novel “Divergent”; is in talks with Alex Proyas to direct thriller “Amp”

Last Updated: February 10, 2011 @ 3:58 PM

Summit Entertainment is developing a trio of projects, including an adventure movie in the mold of "300."

The studio bought a pitch from the writing team Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama for the adventure film "Egypt," set in ancient Egypt, and is currently negotiating with producers.

Summit also is beginning negotiations with "I, Robot" director Alex Proyas to direct the sci-fi thriller "Amp."

"Amp" is about future technology that turns disabled people into supermen.

Finally, the studio has picked up the rights to the young adult novel "Divergent," 22-year-old author Veronica Roth’s young adult novel.

The book, scheduled for release May 3, is about a dystopian Chicago world that is divided into five factions — the honest, the selfless, the brave, the peaceful and the intelligent. Once a year, all 16-year-olds have to select a faction, and stay with it for the rest of their lives.