Alcon Takes Hold of The Prisoners


Alcon Entertainment has bought Aaron Guzikowski’s spec script The Prisoners and is fast-tracking the kidnap thriller for a fall 2010 release by Warner Bros.

The story centers on a small-town carpenter whose young daughter and best friend are kidnapped. After the cops fail to find them, the man turns vigilante and starts an investigation of his own.

Mark Wahlberg had been attached to “Prisoners” in March, when Endeavor was seeking to attach a director before taking the package out to studios.