Paramount nabs 'Hellified' spec
Lorenzo di Bonaventura to produce script by Andy Burg
"Hellified" is known to be a supernatural action movie involving a journey to hell.
Di Bonaventura Pictures president Mark Vahradian brought the ICM-packaged script to Paramount's Geoff Stier and Adam Goodman, who promptly made a pre-emptive purchase. The deal was made before Goodman's ascension to film group president.
The script and the accompanying six-figure deal mark a return to Hollywood for Burg, a comedy and family-film writer who has worked on such movies as 1989's "K-9" and 1996's "Alaska." During the early 2000s, he segued to the Internet, fashioning himself as a Web entrepreneur.
With "Hellified," the scribe hopes to begin a new act as an action writer. Burg is repped by ICM and Justin Silvera Management.
Bradley, also repped by ICM, is a second-unit director and stunt coordinator-turned-director who is helming MGM's high-flying "Red Dawn" remake. Among his credits for action design are "The Bourne Supremacy," "The Bourne Ultimatum," "Quantum of Solace" and the "Spider-Man" sequels.
Di Bonaventura's next outing is "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," which Paramount is set to open Aug. 7.
He produced "Revenge of the Fallen" with Don Murphy and Tom DeSanto.