Universal Snags 'Safe House' Writer's Plane Crash Movie 'Black Box'

September 13, 2012
Source: THR

Black Box

The success of writer Davis Guggenheim became as much of a story surrounding his first film, Safe House, as the movie itself earlier this year. Guggenheim was previously the editor of the magazine US Weekly and began writing scripts in his spare time, selling Safe House on spec (meaning nobody hired him to write it beforehand) to Universal before it went on to be a surprise hit in February. Now he's done it again, as THR reports Universal won a bidding war for Guggenheim's latest effort, the plane crash thriller Black Box. It's being compared to Enemy of the State and Three Days of the Condor, so we're in. Read on!

The story follows an investigator whose life is put in danger when he discovers the black box of the recently-downed Air Force One, which crashed on U.S. soil, and he realizes that the box tells a different story of how the plane went down than the one that's making all the headlines. All of the major studios except Disney had offers on the table for this script, including Warner Bros. (and if they won, Bradley Cooper would have starred and produced), but Universal ultimately ended up winning out, as they undoubtedly believe in Guggenheim after the success of Safe House. I liked Safe House quite a bit, and I'm a big fan of the tone of both Enemy of the State and Three Days of the Condor, so if this is anything like any of those properties, chances are I'll be a fan. Interested?

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