'History' retold at D'Works


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 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 also will 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 feature credit was the 1993 Western "Posse." Since then, Scardapane has written TV pilots for Berg, Joe Carnahan and Michael Bay, and a draft of "Fantastic Voyage" for James Cameron.

Scardapane is repped by Management 360 and Endeavor. (partialdiff)