Variety reports that Morgan Creek, now led by Rick Nicita, is fast-tracking three projects that involve such top talent as Keanu Reeves, Jim Sheridan and Antoine Fuqua. The three pics nearing the green light are:
* The Sheridan-helmed psychological thriller “Dream House” is about a family that moves to a small town in Connecticut and learns that a mother and her two young children had been killed in their home. The killings were believed to be at the hands of the husband, who survived and may now be a threat to the new residents.
David Loucka penned the screenplay, and Robinson is producing alongside Daniel Bobker and Ehren Kruger.
* The Reeves starrer “Passengers” is a sci-fi/romance pic that takes place in the future, as a spacecraft is transporting people to colonize a distant planet. Because of a malfunction, a single passenger (Reeves) is awakened 90 years before anyone else. Faced with the prospect of growing old and dying alone, he awakens a beautiful woman.
The Jon Spaihts-penned script had been developed by producers Reeves and Stephen Hamel. Robinson is also producing.
* The Fuqua helming vehicle “Scarpa” is based on the true story of Greg Scarpa Sr., a capo in Brooklyn’s Columbo crime family who was also the highest-level mob informant ever developed by the FBI.
Steve Shagan wrote the screenplay. Robinson is producing the crime drama alongside Irwin Winkler.
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