Sony Pictures Entertainment has closed a deal for The Eden Project, a spec script by Christina Hodson. Material principals Tobey Maguire and Matthew Plouffe brought the project to the studio and will produce. Hannah Minghella, president of Production for Columbia Pictures, orchestrated the deal for the studio in a highly competitive situation and will oversee the project.
The logline for The Eden Project is being kept under wraps, but the script is the first in a conceived trilogy. It is a sci-fi action film centered around two female characters.
Hodson first drew attention with her screenplay Shut In. One of the top scripts on the 2012 Black List, it was acquired by David Lindes Lava Bear. Her script Seed landed on The Black List the following year ans was picked up by Marty Bowen and Peter Safran. Most recently, Hodson wrote the erotic thriller Unforgettable for Warner Bros. Denise DiNovi will produce there and Amma Asante (Belle) will direct.
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