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Len Wiseman To Direct Zak Penn-Scripted Sci-Fi Thriller Black Chapter


Len Wiseman is a pretty divisive director, but like it or not, he's something of a go-to guy when it comes to directing big action spectacles, and Skydance, the production company behind the new Terminator reboot, are giving him another shot.

A new sci-fi thriller called Black Chapter is in his crosshairs, and he'll direct from a script by Zak Penn, who's worked on a bunch of Marvel movies. The two crafted the idea together, and there are no detailed plot synopses, but we do know it's about an FBI agent "who is drawn into a classified military program that trains its operatives to use paranormal abilities." I think Jon Ronson's Men Who Stare at Goats should get some credit here.

Skydance's David Ellison is thriller, of course:

Len and Zak have created a truly original piece of science fiction that reimagines the spy genre set in the world of the supernatural. This is exactly the type of original storytelling that we want to produce and I am thrilled to be in business with both of them.

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