Music video and commercial director Sam Bayer has signed on to direct the action-thriller Fiasco Heights for Universal, says The Hollywood Reporter. Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller are producing via their Platinum Dunes.
In the project, which also has shades of film noir, a gunman returns to the crime-ridden city of Fiasco Heights and teams with a degenerate gambler/private eye on the run from a syndicate to look for a beautiful femme fatale and a mysterious briefcase. Kyle Ward wrote the most recent draft.
Chris Bender and J.C. Spink are executive producing via their Benderspink banner alongside Mason Novick.
Bayer is attached to direct Rogue’s remake of Near Dark, which Platinum Dunes also is producing.