Universal Pictures has pre-emptively purchased an untitled adventure pitch from screenwriter Chris Morgan for $700,000 against $1.35 million, says The Hollywood Reporter. Stuber/Parent Productions is producing.
The sale marks the fifth straight Universal project for Morgan, the most recent being a rewrite on Wanted for director Timur Bekmambetov and producer Marc Platt, which is in preproduction in Prague, and an adaptation of the graphic novel The Psycho, which is in development.
Morgan also wrote last summer’s The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift for Universal. Based on the global success of “Tokyo Drift,” which grossed $158 million worldwide, the studio hired Morgan to write a fourth installment of the franchise.
Morgan also wrote Cellular for New Line Cinema.