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Warners Bros is setting an ETA on “SIS.”
The studio is developing the acronym-inflected project, a cop drama in the vein of “Training Day.” Chris Gorak, a noted art director whose credits include “Fight Club” and “Minority Report,” is attached to direct and pen the screenplay. Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian will produce.
Casting is presently under way for the project, which is described as having a soft greenlight. Jessica Goodman and Matt Milam are overseeing for Warners.
“SIS” began life several years ago as “In-Crime,” with Kurt Sutter, a showrunner on FX’s “The Shield,” penning the first draft of the script and initally attached to direct. Russell Gewirtz, who wrote the Spike Lee hostage film “Inside Man” and Overture Films’ upcoming Robert De Niro-Al Pacino cop drama “Righteous Kill,” also subsequently wrote a draft of the screenplay.
SIS stands for special investigations section, a unit of the police force built to combat some of the most brutal criminals while they are in the midst of committing crimes, and often operates under looser restrictions than a traditional police unit. The feature will center on characters in the SIS unit of the LAPD.
Gorak made his writing and directorial debut in “Right at Your Door,” an action picture about a man who discovered a nuclear weapon in modern-day Los Angeles, which Roadside and Lionsgate released in 2006.
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