Paramount has picked up Supermax, a pitch from executive-turned-scribe Marc Haimes.
Mary Parent is producing via her Paramount-based Disruption Entertainment banner.
The lid is shut tight on Supermax’s plot, but it is described as a high-concept, found-footage project.
Luke Ryan and David Whitney brought it in and will oversee for Disruption.
While the project may be secret, Haimes’ credits reveal it’s likely to be deep in genre territory. The scribe, who spent years as a DreamWorks exec before turning to the typewriter, has an action project titled Jitters set up at Paramount.
And he is currently writing a remake of the Norwegian monster movie Trollhunter for Chris Columbus’ 1492 with Harald Zwart attached to direct and is writing an animation film for Laika. He is repped by WME, Management 360 and Bloom, Hergott.
Parent is currently in monster movie mode, being in post on Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim and having just begun shooting Godzilla.