Rogue knows routine for 'Drill'
EmptyRogue has picked up "Drill Team," a spec from Gregory Anderson, for Adam Shankman's Offspring Entertainment to produce.
A female-driven teen dance movie set in the competitive world of high school drill teams, "Drill" revolves around two rival sisters who lead their competing high schools to the national championships.
Shankman is producing with Offspring partner Jennifer Gibgot. The company's Matthew Mizel brought in the project and will co-produce. Anderson's Tri Destined Films also is involved in a producer capacity.
The deal was in the low-six figures.
Alex Heineman and Paul Getto will oversee.
Offspring and Anderson have street cred in the dance-movie genre, which are made with low overhead and offer big yields.
Anderson wrote the original draft of "Stomp the Yard," which focused on the world of step-dancing. The movie was made for $14 million and grossed more than $74 million worldwide.
Offspring is behind the "Step Up" series, whose most recent film, "Step Up 2 the Streets," grossed $150 million worldwide and cost about $20 million. "Step Up 3-D" is in development.
Anderson is repped by Endeavor and Underground Films.
Borys Kit reported from Los Angeles; Gregg Goldstein reported from New York.