11:40am PT by Jay A. Fernandez
Alcon Picking Up David Twohy's 'The Leonardo Job'
A Perfect Getaway filmmaker David Twohy is setting up his newest project, The Leonardo Job, with Alcon Entertainment. The company is in final negotiations to pick up Twohy's screenplay as well as finance and produce the film with Twohy attached to direct.
The action thriller concerns the search for a lost Leonardo da Vinci painting in Florence by two rival thieves, as well as others looking to get their hands on it. Michael Nathanson, Joseph Farrell and Catherine Paura will produce along with Alcon co-founders and co-CEO’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.
"The Leonardo Job is one of those movies with all the elements that make for an exciting and compelling entertainment worldwide,” said producers Nathanson, Farrell and Paura.
The ICM-repped Twohy co-wrote and directed Pitch Black and Below, and wrote and directed The Chronicles of Riddick. He has also co-written the screenplays for The Fugitive, Waterworld, Imposter and G.I. Jane.
Alcon recently financed and/or produced The Blind Side, The Book of Eli and Something Borrowed. The company’s next releases are the 3D family film Dolphin Tale, opening September 23, 2011, and the comedy Joyful Noise, opening January 13.