23 June 2014 4:35 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mythology Entertainment’s Brad Fischer and James Vanderbilt are developing “Blackout,” based on the true story of a serial killer in 1940-1941 in Nazi Germany.

Mythology has acquired movie rights to “A Serial Killer in Nazi Berlin: The Chilling True Story of the S-Bahn Murderer” written by Scott Andrew Selby and published by Berkley Books, a division of Penguin Publishing. Mythology’s Jon Silk, who brought the project in, will executive produce and oversee “Blackout.”

Mythology has hired Mark Hogan to adapt the book. He most recently wrote “Devil” for Construction Films with Dennis Gansel directing.

The story centers on the hunt for a serial killer in the heart of the Third Reich, and the relentless detective who must confront his own murderous regime in order to catch the killer. With Berlin firmly in the grip of panic as British bombers raided the city by night, the government implemented a »


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