'History' retold at DreamWorks

Dario Scardapane hired to update action film

DreamWorks has hired Dario Scardapane to delve back into "Ancient History" for producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura.

Developed from an original idea by Di Bonaventura Pictures production president Mark Vahradian, "History" is an actioner about a man who gets himself incarcerated so he can search for treasure hidden somewhere in the prison. Scardapane will update and change the setting of a previous script to try and rehabilitate "History" after it did a short stretch in development purgatory.

Scardapane will also write a remake of "The Mission" for director Peter Berg at Universal, pending rights clearances, and his spec, "Fed X," remains in development at Fox with Hugh Jackman attached to star and produce.

His last produced feature credit is "Posse," a Western released in 1993. In the intervening years, Scardapane has written television pilots for Berg, Joe Carnahan and Michael Bay, and he wrote a draft of "Fantastic Voyage" for James Cameron.

Scardapane is repped by Management 360 and Endeavor.