Constantin Film Adapting 28 Minutes as Outsourced Feature
by Alex Billington
March 23, 2009
Germany based Constantin Film has acquired the film rights to Dave Zeltserman's forthcoming crime novel "28 Minutes". Travis Milloy (Street Gun, Just Like Mona, upcoming Pandorum) has been hired to adapt the screenplay, which will be renamed to Outsourced. Zeltserman's gritty novel follows a group of unemployed software engineers who plan a bank robbery that gets them in trouble with mobsters from Boston and Russia. "The book is very real and original with believable contemporary characters," producer Jeremy Bolt told Variety. "We want to make an intelligent heist movie that people can relate to."
In addition to Jeremy Bolt, both Robert Kulzer and Paul W.S. Anderson are producing. The trio previously produced the live-action Resident Evil trilogy. Paul W.S. Anderson doesn't exactly have the greatest track recorder as a producer or a director, but to be honest, as long as he's just producing, Outsourced might be safe. This is the second major bank robbery heist project that has been acquired recently, with J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot picking up the rights to "The Untold Story of the World's Biggest Diamond Heist". We'll keep our eye on both of these projects, as they sound fairly interesting and should make for entertaining films.
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