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Universal Searches for Air Force One’s Black Box

13 September 2012 8:12 AM, PDT | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

David Guggenheim, writer of “Safe House” (with Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds) and the upcoming “Safe House 2″ (again with Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds — wait, what?), has sold another spiffy spec script to Universal for a cool six-figures — this one called “Black Box”. Apparently the script is hot stuff, with all the studios (except for Disney) engaging in one of those famed Hollywood bidding wars for the script. Universal, where Guggenheim got “Safe House” made, came out on top, despite the fact that Warner Bros. had a package with Bradley Cooper already attached. As the name implies, Guggenheim’s latest script concerns the black box, a device on planes that records all activities and becomes invaluable in the event of a crash. The catch? This is the black box on Air Force One — the President of the United States’ personal ride. “Black Box” opens with Air Force One going down over America, »

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Universal Picks Up Hot David Guggenheim Script 'Black Box'

12 September 2012 5:03 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Universal has emerged the winner of a big bidding war for the latest spec by David Guggenheim, the Us Weekly editor-turned-hot Hollywood scribe. Scott Stuber's Bluegrass Films and Madhouse Entertainment are attached to produce the thriller, which is titled Black Box. Story: 'Safe House 2' in the Works at Universal (Exclusive) The script went in Wednesday to all the studios and quickly drew bids from every major studio except Disney. The all-day bidding war came down to DreamWorks, Warner Bros. (with Bradley Cooper attached to star and produce via his 22nd & Indiana banner) and Universal (which

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