12:21pm PT by Borys Kit
Jon M. Chu, 'Once Upon a Time' Writer Planning 'Escape' for Paramount (Exclusive)
Paramount has picked up Escape, an action adventure project that has Jon M. Chu attached to produce.
Tze Chun, who has written episodes of Once Upon a Time, is behind Escape, which centers on a group of tech-savvy criminals who are recruited on mission.
Chu will produce with Hieu Ho from Chu Studios.
In addition to his work on Once Upon a Time, Chun directed and co-wrote Cold Comes the Night, a thriller that starred Bryan Cranston and Alice Eve. He is repped by WME and Oasis Media Group.
Chu directed G.I. Joe: Retaliation for Paramount, as well as the studio's Justin Bieber: Never Say Never documentary. The filmmaker continues to ping-pong between the action and music worlds and is currently in post-production on Now You See Me: The Second Act for Lionsgate.
Also in the can for Chu is the upcoming Jem and the Holograms, based on the music-themed Hasbro toy line. The film, which he produced and directed, will be released by Universal in October.
Chu and Chu Studios are repped by WME and Principato-Young Entertainment.