EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has acquired sci-fi thriller spec script None by Chris Borelli, with MACRO on board to produce the feature film.
The project, which is early in development with no directors yet attached, follows a group of space crew members who begin to find themselves dead trying to escape from a distant moon where their memories are erased by a magnetic burst. every eight hours. The sci-fi murder mystery, I’m told, contains elements of Knives out, sun and Memento.
MACRO’s Charles D. King and Poppy Hanks produce. Greta Fuentes is EP. The script came out as a spec and several people were eyeing it. MACRO was given all the territories at the end.
Borrelli, is a prolific writer in the action / thriller / horror / sci-fi genre space, with eight spec sales and five produced films to his name, including an exorcism thriller. Vatican bands and Eliza Dushku-with Eloise. Currently he is working on Roswell for Atomic Monster and New Line, as well as Lights off 2, also for New Line. Borrelli also recently sold an untitled action thriller to Universal with Simon Crane attached to direct production and Mandeville.
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MACRO is behind critically acclaimed films, including the four-time Oscar nominee Mud, the Oscar winner Fences, sorry to disturb you and Just mercy as well as the release of Warner Bros on February 12 Judas and the Black Messiah. Judas, which tells how Chicago Black Panther frontman Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya) was betrayed by FBI informant William O’Neal (LaKeith Stanfield), won two Golden Globe nominations (Kaluuya Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Song “Fight for You”), as well as a supporting actor from SAG nominated for Kaluuya in addition to being named one of the 10 best films of the National Board of Review and the best film of the year of the AFI. Judas premiered earlier this week at the Sundance Film Festival.
MACRO was included in the None agreement by Verve who negotiated the sale. Borrelli is replaced by Verve, All Day Everyday and lawyer Robert Goldman (McKuin Frankel Whitehead LLP).