Disney & Jerry Bruckheimer Making the Jump to 'Lightspeed'
by Ethan Anderton
May 25, 2010
So back in 2004, Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films were behind the highest spec script purchase ever (at the time) when they picked up Terry Rossio & Bill Marsilii's script for what became the Denzel Washington time-traveling crime thriller Deja Vu. The two writers seem to have a knack for ruling the spec market with a big price tag, as Variety reports the writing duo has just sold another high priced (over a million) spec script titled Ludicrous Speed Lightspeed to Disney/Bruckheimer. The story centers on a young pilot on the Earth Interstellar Racing Team who must take his ship on a perilous journey across the galaxy on the brink of war.
High concept to the max, and a hefty price tag without a big name director/actor/actress/free beer attached? This must be one hell of an awesome script. Of course, Rossio's collaboration with Disney and Bruckheimer has been nothing but profitable already, having worked on all three Pirates of the Caribbean movies, not to mention spending time on the National Treasure franchise as well. It goes without saying the Bruckheimer sees this project as a big live-action and likely 3D event flick, so we're sure to hear plenty more about this as it moves further into development (hopefully that's sooner than later!). Anyone like the sound of this?