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Shine options HUMMINGBIRD, from EASTERN PROMISES writer Steve Knight

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
April 11th, 2011

One couldn’t ask for a better place to call home for a first feature than the one writer Steve Knight finds himself in.

Variety is reporting that the screenwriter has just had the feature film rights to his script, HUMMINGBIRD, not only optioned by Shine Pictures, with New Regency Productions financing, but that the film will also be distributed worldwide by 20th Century Fox.

The film is described as a thriller, which follows an ex-special services soldier, who ultimately becomes a criminal. Shooting is set to take place this fall, with casting currently underway.

Knight is best known for his work on films like EASTERN PROMISES, so there is definitely a lot of intrigue behind this project. I’m a relatively big fan of the writer, particularly his script for the aforementioned David Cronenberg film, so hopefully throughout his time as a writer, he’s been able to take some cues from the various filmmakers he’s worked with. The premise sounds intriguing and exactly like a film Knight would be behind, so this is definitely an exciting little project.

What do you think?

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