Walt Disney Pictures Has Nine Lives

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Disney has acquired Jonathan Hensleigh’s action pitch Nine Lives, with Hensleigh (The Punisher) to write the script. Jerry Bruckheimer will produce through his Disney-based company.

The drama revolves around a Manhattan detective called Nine Lives because of the number of shootings he has survived while on duty.

The film marks Hensleigh’s fifth assignment with Bruckheimer after The Rock, Armageddon, Con Air and Gone in 60 Seconds.

Hensleigh has been off directing films like “The Punisher” and “Welcome to the Jungle,” while Bruckheimer made the family franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Both want to return to summer action fare.

The new deal is exponentially richer than the one he made with Katzenberg.