Warner Bros. Circling 'Imaginary Foe' Pitch From Rocco Pucillo (Exclusive)

11:24 AM PST 02/26/2014 by Rebecca Ford
Courtesy of WME Entertainment
Rocco Pucillo

UPDATED: David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith's KatzSmith Productions is producing.

Warner Bros. is in talks to buy a pitch called Imaginary Foe from Rocco Pucillo.

The storyline is being kept under wraps for now, but sources say it has supernatural elements.

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David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith's KatzSmith Productions is producing. The banner has several projects in development including the Beetlejuice sequel and It, based on Stephen King's classic novel.

Andrew Fischel is overseeing for the studio.

The sale comes just four months after Pucillo won the top prize at the Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards for his script Inspector Sun and the Curse of the Black Widow. It was the first animated feature ever to take the top prize.

Rocco has worked in feature film production, VFX and animation for 10 years and turned his focus to writing only a few months ago. He's currently a second year student in UCLA's Screenwriting MFA program and is repped by WME, Caliber Media and Jackoway Tyerman.

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