Universal Pictures has acquired feature rights to Ricardo de Montreuil’s short film The Raven, which you can watch using the player below.
Mark Wahlberg is attached to produce alongside Steve Levinson. Nick Osborne, Trevor Engelson and Oly Obst will executive produce for Underground Films.
De Montreuil will direct the film, which is being developed as a starring vehicle for Wahlberg. Justin Marks will write the script.
The short is described as follows:
Chris Black possesses a power that could lead to the destruction of the current regime, and they will stop at nothing to destroy him. The chase is on as Chris runs for his life in this sci-fi thriller set in an alternate and futuristic Los Angeles.
The movie is not to be confused with James McTeigue’s The Raven, starring John Cusack.
De Montreuil recently closed a deal for direct Universal’s Untitled Low Rider Project.