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Disney Pushes Bruckheimer to Lightspeed

Published May 24, 2010 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, Variety
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Hollywood continues to spend now that the industry has realized that it is as close to recession proof as one can be; at least judging by last year's and current box office numbers. One such example would be Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer's recent seven-figure purchase of Lightspeed, an epic space adventure from the minds of Terry Rossio and Bill Marsilii.

Bruckheimer Going Lightspeed


The purchase is nothing new to the scribes, who had previously teamed on the thriller Deja Vu, which marked the highest spec sale ever when Disney and Bruckheimer paid mid-seven figures for the script in 2004.

Lightspeed centers on a young pilot who makes the Earth Interstellar Racing Team and must take his ship on a perilous journey across the galaxy on the brink of war. Taking advantage of the current trends, Bruckheimer is hoping to give the project the 3D treatment.

Though the purchase sounds expensive, Disney and Bruckheimer have seen box office gold (repeatedly) with Rossio before; so he's worth the risk.



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