'Vegas Avengers' lights up WB

Soo Hugh to pen action film for producer Misher

Warner Bros. and Kevin Misher are seeking vengeance.

The studio and producer are teaming for "Vegas Avengers," an action pic to be written by Black List scribe Soo Hugh.

"Avengers" tells the story of a hot shot pilot who, after taking too many risks, is forced to enter a top-secret program that flies experimental, unmanned planes. Much of the action takes place at Nellis Air Force base just outside Las Vegas.

Those familiar with the project, which is based on Peter Godwin's Men's Journal article of the same name, have said it contains echoes of "Top Gun."

Established during World War II, Nellis has a rich history, having stored large caches of advanced weapons and served as headquarters to a top-secret Cold War program involving U.S.-piloted Russian MiGs.

Misher will produce "Avengers" through his Misher Films banner. Jessica Goodman and Matt Milam will oversee for Warners.

Hugh, repped by WME and Energy Entertainment, is an up-and-coming scribe who landed on the Black List last year for her script "Deadline." That project follows a disgraced journalist who undertakes a mission to rescue an endangered aid worker.

Misher most recently produced "Public Enemies," the Johnny Depp-toplined gangster drama now in theaters. He also is developing a feature adaptation of the video game "Shadow of the Colossus" and a reboot of "Dune" with Peter Berg, among other projects.
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