11:30am PT by Rebecca Ford
'Mr. Robot' Creator Sam Esmail to Write, Direct Bermuda Triangle Movie
Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail will write, and is attached to direct, a new take on Universal's Bermuda Triangle project.
Earlier drafts of the untitled film were written by Miles Millar & Alfred Gough and Juliet Snowden & Stiles White. Details of the plot are being kept under wraps. The mysterious Caribbean area known as the Bermuda Triangle stretches between the Florida Straits, Bermuda and Puerto Rico. Over the years, several ships and planes have disappeared in the area under mysterious circumstances. Theories about paranormal or alien causes have long swirled around these strange disappearances.
Dylan Clark (the Planet of the Apes series) is producing for his Universal-based Dylan Clark Productions, along with Esmail and Chad Hamilton for their Esmail Corp. Millar and Gough will executive produce.
Executive vp production Jon Mone and vp Jay Polidoro will oversee the project on behalf of Universal. Beau Bauman will oversee on behalf of Dylan Clark Productions.
Esmail is known for creating created USA's thriller series Mr. Robot, which depicts an underground society of hackers with access to private, government and corporate secrets. The show was nominated for six Emmys, with star Rami Malek winning for lead actor in a drama series. Its third season is slated to premiere in October. Recently, Amazon ordered two seasons of Esmail's series Homecoming starring Julia Roberts. He is repped by CAA, Anonymous Content and McKuin Frankel Whitehead LLP.