Bruckheimer Films Hires New Writers for Apaches


Variety reports that Jerry Bruckheimer Films has hired Sean O’Keefe and Will Staples to adapt Lorenzo Carcaterra’s novel “Apaches,” about a group of renegade cops.

The Disney-based producer has been developing the project since 1997, when the studio picked up the book for Bruckheimer to produce for Touchstone as a potential franchise, beating out Warner Bros. and Paramount in a bidding war for the property.

The script for Apaches will be loosely based on the gritty crime novel that revolves around a group of retired New York City cops who form a renegade unit to bring down the most vicious criminals in Gotham.

Carcaterra followed up “Apaches” with the sequel novel “Chasers,” published by Ballantine in 2007.