Gold Circle, Berdejo are 'POD' people

Spanish filmmaker will write and direct the sci-fi thriller

Now in post on their first feature together, Gold Circle Films and Spanish filmmaker Luis A. Berdejo are reteaming for "POD," a sci-fi thriller that Berdejo will write and direct.

The film is described as an intergalactic tale of discovery, love and adventure and epic in scope.

"POD" is an original idea and will be Berdejo's first English-language gig. He wrote the Spanish-language hit "Rec," which recently was remade by Screen Gems. The plan is for Berdejo to shoot "POD" after he directs his passion project, the Spanish-language "Jennifer Can," the first screenplay he wrote.

Gold Circle topper Paul Brooks will produce "POD" with Scott Niemeyer and Norm Waitt exec producing. Guy Danella, Gold Circle's newly promoted vp production, will oversee the project, which will be fully financed by the company.

Berdejo, repped by CAA and the Safran Co., and Gold Circle are in post on "The New Daughter," a thriller starring Kevin Costner.

Gold Circle has "New in Town," starring Renee Zellweger, opening Jan. 30 and "The Haunting in Connecticut," starring Virginia Madsen, coming in the spring. Both are from Lionsgate.