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“Black Hawk Down” screenwriter Ken Nolan has been brought on to rework the script for Paramount’s untitled moon project.
Nolan is the latest writer to bring his take to an action film about lunar colonization that has Jake Gyllenhaal attached to star.
Doug Liman, who is producing and directing the film, wrote an original screenplay with John Hamburg (“I Love You, Man”). “Black Hawk Down” book author Mark Bowden revamped that script, then Dan Mazeau did a new version off material compiled from the story work of Liman, Bowden and Simon Kinberg, who also is producing.
The project originally was developed at DreamWorks, but it stayed with Paramount when DreamWorks left the studio in September. Former DreamWorks production president Adam Goodman is shepherding at Paramount.
Lionsgate president of motion picture production Alli Shearmur, a former Paramount exec, also is producing. Dave Bartis is executive producing.
The CAA-repped Nolan has the remake of “Escape From New York” in development at New Line. He wrote the TNT miniseries “The Company: A Story of the CIA,” for which he won a WGA Award in 2007.
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