Fast Five And X-Men: The Last Stand Writers Pitch Chronicle-Esque Movie To Universal
Zak Penn and Chris Morgan are both known for their contributions to Hollywood's big blockbuster world. Penn is best known for his work in the superhero genre, having a hand in movies like X2, Elektra, X-Men: The Last Stand, The Incredible Hulk and The Avengers; while Morgan has written the last three Fast and Furious movies and has number four currently in production. With their history it only makes sense for Penn and Morgan to team up, so that's just what they're doing.
Deadline says that two two writers have successfully pitched a new action movie idea to Universal described as being "in the vein of Chronicle." Penn, who has directing experience making films like Incident at Loch Ness and The Grand, will be helming the new project and writing the script, while Morgan is attached as a producer. Outside of the comparison to Josh Trank's hit from earlier this year there is no description as to what we can expect from the movie.
Morgan is a regular over at Universal, not only working on their Fast and Furious franchise, but also having written both Wanted and the upcoming 47 Ronin. Penn, who was bumped down to getting a "Story By" credit for The Avengers once Joss Whedon stepped in the director's chair, is one of the creators of the Syfy show Alphas (a Universal show on a Universal-owned network) and he is also currently attached as a writer on the upcoming sequel The Karate Kid 2, which is set up over at Columbia Pictures.
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