All points to Universal at the moment, who are re-invigorating, re-investing and nabbing high profile products left right and centre. They recently nabbed the in-demand FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, are developing MIDNIGHT RUN 2, have another couple of FAST & FURIOUS Features on the way and now have just bought AGENT 13 with Charlize Theron attached.
Rupert Wyatt (The Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes) is directing AGENT 13 with Theron producing and starring in the thriller pegged as an actioner in the vein of SALT and THE BOURNE IDENTITY.
This is great news for everybody –
Theron is on the up and up after YOUNG ADULT, the soon to be released mega smash PROMETHEUS and the unbelievably awesome looking SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN.
Rupert Wyatt directed what would have to be the biggest surprise film of last year in THE RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES and has since locked in deals to direct LONDONGRAD for Warner Bros and a sequel to APES for FOX.
UNIVERSAL, well for their 100th year they are certainly letting the industry know that they are here to stay!