NEW YORK, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dimension Films has preemptively purchased the spec script THE GREYS from writer Adam Cohen and from producing partners Sean and Bryan Furst. F. Javier Gutierrez (TRES DIAS aka BEFORE THE FALL) is set to direct the film. The announcement was made today by Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company (TWC). The logline of the sci-fi thriller is currently being kept under wraps.
"We are thrilled to be collaborating on this exciting script with Adam Cohen, Radar Pictures and The Fursts," said Bob Weinstein. "As a fan, I have wanted to work with F. Javier Gutierrez for some time and am happy to join forces on his English language directorial debut."
Sean and Bryan Furst are producing in partnership with Radar Pictures' Ted Field and Mike Weber. Overseeing for Dimension Films are SVP of Production, Matthew Stein and VP of Production and Creative Affairs, Matthew Signer.
"We're energized by the incredible level of passion Bob Weinstein and Dimension have shown for Adam Cohen's thrilling script and for the talented F. Javier Gutierrez, and we all feel it's that kind of passion that makes for an ideal filmmaking partner," said the producers.
The deal was negotiated for Dimension Films by Andrew Kramer, President of Business and Legal Affairs, Adrian Lopez, Director of Business and Legal and Matthew Stein; and for Radar Pictures by David Boyle. Cohen and Gutierrez are represented by Scott Henderson at Paradigm. Cohen is also represented by managers Stephen Gates and Evan Corday at Evolution Entertainment and Gutierrez by manager Dan Farah. This is the fifth project for TWC with the Furst brothers since its opening, beginning with THE MATADOR. In addition, Radar and Dimension Films previously collaborated on THE AMITYVILLE HORROR.
ABOUT THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY
The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein, which has released such popular franchises as SCREAM, SPY KIDS and SCARY MOVIE. Together TWC and Dimension Films have released a broad range of mainstream, genre and specialty films that have been commercial and critical successes, most recently Tom Hooper's THE KING'S SPEECH, winner of four 2011 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture; Derek Cianfrance's Academy Award®-nominated BLUE VALENTINE; John Wells' feature directorial debut, THE COMPANY MEN; Julian Schnabel's MIRAL; and Wes Craven's SCRE4M. Since 2005, TWC and Dimension Films have released such films as GRINDHOUSE; I'M NOT THERE; THE GREAT DEBATERS; VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA; THE READER; THE ROAD; HALLOWEEN; THE PAT TILLMAN STORY; PIRANHA 3D; INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS; A SINGLE MAN; and 2011 Golden Globe® Best Foreign Language Film nominee THE CONCERT. Upcoming releases include SPY KIDS 4, APOLLO 18, OUR IDIOT BROTHER, THE DETAILS and MY WEEK WITH MARILYN. Recently wrapping is I DON'T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT. Currently in production is COGAN'S TRADE.
TWC is also active in television production, with credits including the Emmy® Award-winning hit reality series "Project Runway," and the critically acclaimed HBO comedy/crime series "The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency." The company is producing two "Project Runway" spinoffs, "Project Runway: Masters" and "Project Runway: Accessories," which are expected to debut in 2011. The company currently has 15 series in different stages of development, including: "Mob Wives," a reality series for VH1; "Marco Polo," a scripted historical series about the great explorer; "The Nanny Diaries," based on the hit book; and "The Mad Ones," adapted from the Mafia novel of the same name.
SOURCE The Weinstein Company