Written by Aaron Guzikowski ("Contraband"), story revolves around a small-town carpenter named Keller (Jackman) whose young daughter and her best friend are kidnapped. After the cops fail to find them, Keller takes the law into his own hands, but in the process runs up against Detective Loki (Gyllenhaal), a hot shot cop with confidence to burn, assigned to the case.
Kosove and Johnson are producing, along with 8:38 Productions' Kira Davis and Madhouse Entertainment's Adam Kolbrenner. Edward McDonnell and John Stark will executive produce.
Production is scheduled to begin in early 2013. Alcon is targeting a Fall 2013 release through its output deal with Warner Bros.
Jake Gyllenhaal just wrapped Villeneuve's "An Enemy" and will next be seen in "End of Watch" for Open Road.
Prisoners comes to theaters September 20th, 2013 and stars Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Maria Bello, Melissa Leo, Terrence Howard, Viola Davis, Jane McNeill. The film is directed by Denis Villeneuve.