17 Jan DEADLINE: Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group Motion Pictures Taps Evan Daugherty To Script Sci-Fi Actioner ‘The Ultimate Weapon’
EXCLUSIVE: Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group Motion Pictures has tapped screenwriter Evan Daugherty (Divergent) to pen the sci-fi action feature, The Ultimate Weapon. The film based on a story by Allen will be financed by AMGMP, with exec producers to include Allen, Carolyn Folks, Jennifer Lucas and Matthew Signer.
The Ultimate Weapon takes place in a version of the present day where World War II is not over. In fact, history has shown us that the Nazis were actually researching a weapon far greater than the atomic bomb, investing heavily in the ability to achieve time travel. Pic sees them use that ability to travel to the present to bring back technology that they can use in the past to win the war. Countering the Nazis is a NATO-backed team with the technology to determine when they will break into the present time. The team has formed an elite group of super agents to stop the Nazis from taking the technology back to the past, its only goal being to make sure that the Allies remain the winners of World War II.
AMGMP’s EVP of Production & Content, Signer, will oversee the project with fellow EPs Allen, Folks and Lucas.
“THE ULTIMATE WEAPON has all the elements of a compelling and thought-provoking history-based epic nonstop action/thriller,” said Allen Media Group’s Founder, Chairman and CEO, Allen. “Screenwriter Evan Daugherty is a phenomenally talented artist with the cinematic vision necessary to bring this story to the big screen, and we are thrilled to have him on board.”