LOWTIDE Writer/Director Sells Short Story and Tabbed to Adapt for Low-Seven Figures
December 18th, 2023
"Lowtide" writer, director and producer Kevin McMullin has sold his short story "Bomb" and is tabbed to write the script for "low seven figures" and "Gladiator" director Ridley Scott is attached to Direct.
According to reports, 20th Century beat out studios Apple, Netflix, Sony, and Warner Bros.
"Bomb" is about ahostage negotiator named Frankie Ippolito who is called into work the night before his wedding to talk down a man standing on an unearthed WWII bomb in London. The film is set in a construction site in Piccadilly Circus in London, with the unnamed man only wanting to speak with Frankie. The feature takes place over the course of one night, with the bomber having a secret connection to Frankie.
Scott and Michael Pruss are producing through Scott Free. McMullin previously had his first script “First Harvest” on The Black List, with feature “Low Tide” released by A24. He has also adapted manga series “Made in Abyss” for Sony. McMullin will also executive-produce “Bomb.”