Sonnenfeld put in Fox's 'Box'


Barry Sonnenfeld is in negotiations to direct the supernatural action-adventurer "The Box" for 20th Century Fox. Southpaw Entertainment's Richard Lewis is producing (HR 5/11).

Evan Spiliotopoulos is penning the screenplay, which serves up a contemporary take on the myth of Pandora's box.

"Box" centers on a college grad with an uncertain future who is tricked into opening the mythical box, unwittingly un-leashing the evils trapped within. He then must team with Pandora to save the world from destruction.

Described as a summer event film, "Box" is being fast-tracked by Fox. Emma Watts is overseeing the project for the studio.