Date: February 21, 2024 2:36 am
Universal has made its first big deal of the year with the purchase of the 50-page thriller short story Long Lost, from writer Colin Bannon, who will also write the script. The film will be produced by Steven Spielberg and Amblin Partners, Simon Kinberg and Audrey Chon for Genre Pictures and Scott Glassgold and his Ground Control Entertainment.
Bannon has landed scripts on the Black List a record seven times, and he has sold Ultra to Tri-Star Pictures and First Ascent to Netflix. Bannon’s psychological thriller Holdout is readying at Netflix with Elisabeth Moss attached to star and direct.
Deadline reports that “In the vein of What Lies Beneath and Rosemary’s Baby, Long Lost tells the story of a recently married woman whose life is upended when her husband’s long-lost wife shockingly returns after she was believed to be dead, sparking fears that she’s hatching a sinister plan to reclaim what was once hers.”
This sounds like a solid premise, and the makings of a thrilling movie. Stay tuned for more updates as the project develops.