Millennium Entertainment has won a bidding war for the action-thriller spec screenplay The Civilian, which has the potential to start a new franchise for the studio.
Millennium Entertainment picks up The Civilian
Husband and wife writing duo Rachel Long and Brian Pittman are behind the script, which follows an American doctor whose identity was stolen by a covert operative. In order to clear his name, the physician must complete the spy's dangerous mission. The deal was said to be in the mid-six figures for the screenplay.
Millennium president Mark Gill is producing, with Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, John Thompson and Christine Crow executive producing. The project is being fast-tracked into production, although it isn't known when shooting may begin.
The studio already has action franchises such as The Expendables and Olympus Has Fallen, which was green lit for a sequel last month.