'Zero-G' force heads to Fox

Studio picks up rights to sci-fi video game concept

20th Century Fox has been hit by "Zero-G."

The studio has pre-emptively picked up the rights to a sci-fi thriller video game concept from Union Entertainment. The film project is being produced by Union Entertainment's Richard Leibowitz, Temple Hill Entertainment's Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen and the Gotham Group's Ellen Goldsmith-Vein.

"Zero-G" will be based on the game created by Daniel Jevons that's still a work in progress. It revolves around a major U.S. city being attacked by a devastating, never-before-seen weapon. The studio is eyeing the project as a tentpole.

The deal marks the first videogame-to-film project for Union, whose game credits include 2007's "The Darkness" and the upcoming "Sin City" based on Frank Miller's graphic novels.

Temple Hill produced "The Nativity Story" and is in post on the Jennifer Aniston romantic comedy "Management."

Gotham Group, which recently produced "The Spiderwick Chronicles," has been slowly moving beyond its base of animation fare, setting up such projects such as "The Devil You Know" with Shawn Levy's 21 Laps Entertainment banner at Fox and "Monster Zoo" at Paramount.
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