Weinstein Co. in 'Transit' before WGA deadline

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Concluding a deal just ahead of the WGA strike, currently scheduled to begin at 12:01 a.m. Monday, the Weinstein Co. has bought David Andron's screenplay "Transit" and attached Andrew Lau to direct.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who produced the Weinstein Co.'s "Derailed" and "1408," will produce the action thriller through his Di Bonaventura Pictures, with Adam Kolbrenner attached as exec producer.

Lau's producing partner Andrew Loo is co-producing "Transit" via the duo's newly formed company Initial A Entertainment.

"Transit" will be made through the Weinstein Co.'s Asian Film Fund, Michael Cole, co-president of production at the Weinstein Co., said.

The screenplay tells the story of a man who is forced to kill three men in three different cities in 12 hours or his son will die. Andron also has penned the pilot for NBC's upcoming retooling of "Knight Rider."

Lau, best known for "Infernal Affairs," which was remade as "The Departed," is already making three films for the Weinstein Co. in Hong Kong.

Lucas Carter, director of production and development, identified the script for the Weinstein Co. and will oversee the project along with David Lee, exec vp of Asian operations, reporting to Cole.

Andron is repped by attorney Bruce Gelman. Lau and Initial A are repped by ICM and the Schiff Co.
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