Paramount, Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes to Reteam With 'Almanac' Writers (Exclusive)

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Paramount Pictures is set to reteam with Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes and writers Jason Pagan and Andrew Stark on the high-concept handheld-camera thriller Raindrop.

The studio, which recently wrapped production on Pagan and Stark's $13 million thriller Almanac, nabbed the Raindrop pitch pre-emptively.

The project is described as a sci-fi thriller with a teenage protagonist that will employ innovative handheld camera work similar to that seen in the Dean Israelite-helmed Almanac, which also was produced by Platinum Dunes and will be released by Paramount on Feb. 28, 2014.

Almanac follows in a string of low-budget handheld-camera films, including the Paranormal Activity franchise, that has become a hallmark of Paramount president Adam Goodman's tenure.

Plot details on Raindrop are being kept under wraps, but insiders say it is being envisioned with a slightly higher budget than that of Almanac. Bay is producing Raindrop via his first-look deal with the studio.

Pagan and Stark are repped by WME, manager Trevor Engelson at Underground and attorney Andrew Hurwitz.

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