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Need For Speed Director Scott Waugh To Helm New Thriller Blackout

30 October 2015 1:18 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Scott Waugh’s Need For Speed movie may not have lit up the box office in the way DreamWorks, Aaron Paul or even the director himself would have hoped in 2014 – succumbing to the age-old video-game-to-movie curse that has lingered over Hollywood for a generation – but Waugh has dusted himself off and has now emerged to direct a new thriller for Sierra/Affinity, titled Blackout.

Written by Sidney King with Brooks McLaren providing some final touch ups, Waugh’s latest foray behind the camera will involve high-speed pursuits and tense shootouts. It’s a darker, slightly edgier vehicle than Need for Speed – no pun intended – telling the tale of a do-gooder cop tasked with transporting an ominous criminal across the city. It is, for all intents and purposes, a routine trip that the yet-to-be-cast protagonist could do without thinking, but when a power outage thrusts the entire area into a seemingly perpetual Blackout, »

- Michael Briers

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‘Need for Speed’ Director Scott Waugh to Helm Action Thriller ‘Blackout’

30 October 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Scott Waugh will be directing the action thriller “Blackout.”

The film, written by Sidney King with revisions by Brooks McLaren, follows a cop who’s tasked with transporting a mysterious and dangerous criminal across town. He’s put to the ultimate test when a city-wide blackout plunges them into chaos.

Sierra/Affinity is both financing and producing “Blackout,” while Broken Road’s Todd Garner and Jeremy Stein will produce. McLaren is co-producing, and Sierra/Affinity’s Nick Meyer and Marc Schaberg are executive producing.

Kelly McCormick, Sierra/Affinity’s exec VP of production and development, is overseeing the production for the company.

Waugh’s past credits include “Need for Speed” and “Act of Valor.” He is repped by Wme, who is overseeing the rights.

King is represented by UTA and Industry Entertainment. McLaren is represented by Verve Talent, Literary Agency and manager George Heller.


- Justin Kroll

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Scott Waugh Tapped To Direct Action Thriller ‘Blackout’

30 October 2015 11:02 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Act Of Valor and Need For Speed director Scott Waugh has become attached to helm Blackout, an action thriller to be financed and produced by Sierra/Affinity. Broken Road's Todd Garner and Jeremy Stein are producing the pic, and Sierra/Affinity's Nick Meyer and Marc Schaberg are executive producing. The script by Sidney King (with revisions by Brooks McLaren) centers on a cop tasked with transporting a mysterious and dangerous criminal across town who is put to the test… »

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New Line Sets Greg Russo To Script Hurricane Pic ‘Category 6′

2 February 2015 4:47 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Looking for a second wind after last year’s Into The Storm, New Line has set Greg Russo to script Category 6, a natural-disaster pic about a massive coastal hurricane that Broken Road’s Todd Garner will oversee.

Russo’s scripting It Takes A Thief for Universal and producers John Davis and Joseph Singer, and has the hourlong drama pilot Chop Shop at Fbc with Chris Morgan producing. He scripted Heatseekers for Michael Bay’s Platinum Dune at Paramount. New Line’s Walter Hamada and Dave Neustadter will oversee for New Line, along with Broken Road exec Jeremy Stein. The scribe is repped by ICM Partners, Madhouse Entertainment and attorney Larry Kopeikin.


- Mike Fleming Jr

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