“Huntsman’s Rupert Sanders to Next Helm ‘The Juliet’ for Sony and New Regency
EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures and New Regency are making a deal with Snow White And The Huntsman helmer Rupert Sanders to next direct The Juliet, an adaptation of the Alfred Bester short story that was developed by Charles Roven’s Atlas Entertainment at Sony. Henry Bean wrote the script.
Atlas’s Roven and Alex Gartner are producing with Frank Beddor of Automatic Pictures. The intention is to begin production in the spring. The film is story set in a near futuristic science fiction landscape. Sony and New Regency will co-finance and co-distribute, and New Regency will distribute the film through its existing distribution partnership with Fox. Sam Dickerman will shepherd the film on behalf on SPE and Kara Francis Smith for Regency.
Sanders made his directorial debut on Snow White And The Huntsman, the Universal film that grossed $400 million worldwide. Sanders is repped by CAA and Independent Talent.
-Mike Fleming, Deadline New York
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