Warner Bros. has picked up The Ditch, an action spec script from prolific music video and documentary producer Sascha Penn, says Variety.
Set in the future, a super maximum-security prison has been constructed on Jupiter’s moon where Earth’s worst criminals are incarcerated. When a prison guard’s family is taken hostage, he is coerced into helping the facility’s most notorious terrorist, a man who was scheduled to be executed that day, escape.
The Ditch is his first spec sale; he’s adapting the German film Antibodies for Gold Circle, and has sold TV pilots to NBC and ABC Family.
Matt Berenson (Daddy Day Care) and Madhouse Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner and Robyn Meisinger will produce.