Zac Efron to Lead Mystery Supernatural Project from Akiva Goldsman
Last year, Zac Efron was quite abundant on the big screen from his cheesy romance The Lucky One to his voice role in The Lorax, not to mention his scene-stealing indie role in Liberal Arts and role in the odd film The Paperboy. Now Efron is turning his attention to less lighthearted fare as Heat Vision reports he will star in and produce a mystery supernatural project set up at Warner Bros. called The Falling. As of now the logline is being kept under tight wraps with the only details describing it as an edgy thriller following some sort of otherworldly being. Could this be Efron's I Am Number Four or "Kyle XY" type of story? Read on!
What makes this really interesting is that Akiva Goldsman (I Am Legend) was presented with the project after the studio came up with an idea. They presented it to Goldsman and Efron, and then the writer hashed out a story with Joby Harold (who helped write All You Need is Kill for Tom Cruise) of Safehoue Pictures, who is also producing with his wife Tory Tunnell. Now the hunt is on for a screenwriter. One would think Goldsman could do that himself, but he's busy shooting Winter's Tale in New York. Without any story details it's hard to get excited, but having Efron work on a film other than a romance or comedy is something different at least, and maybe he can find a lucrative career in action like Shia LaBeouf.