Summit hires scribe for 'Osterman' rewrite
Jesse Wigutow has previously worked on 'Eragon,' '8 Mile'Jesse Wigutow has been tapped to rewrite Summit's "The Osterman Weekend," the remake of the 1983 Sam Peckinpah thriller. Robert Schwentke is directing.
In the reboot, on the eve of an annual weekend getaway with friends, a man is visited by a reporter who tells him his friends aren't who he thinks they are. When the reporter turns up dead, the man gets caught in downward spiral of doubt and paranoia and, ultimately, a desperate fight to stay alive long enough to figure out who he can trust and who's out to kill him.
The story is based on a Robert Ludlum novel, and the reporter character was a CIA agent in the original film, which was set against the backdrop of the Cold War.
Producing are Peter Davis via his Davis-Panzer Productions banner, Simon Kinberg via his Genre Films banner, Doug Liman, and Jeffrey Weiner on behalf of Ludlum Entertainment. Henry Morrison will executive produce.
Wigutow, repped by UTA and Benderspink, wrote the screenplay for the untitled Steve McQueen biopic and has spec comedy "Divorcees" set up at Universal. Wigutow has also worked on movies such as DreamWorks' "Ruins," Fox's "Eragon" and Universal's "8 Mile."
Erik Feig and Meredith Milton are overseeing the project for the studio.