Alcon Entertainment has picked up Aaron Guzikowski’s spec script “The Prisoners” reports the trades.
The story centers on a small-town carpenter whose young daughter and best friend are kidnapped. After the cops fail to find them, the man turns vigilante and starts an investigation of his own.
Mark Wahlberg had been attached to the film since March but is no longer involved.
The company, who beat out Summit and Relativity for the property, is rushing the $30-$40 million film into production to have it ready by October next year.