Universal Pictures has won a heated bidding war to pick up the rights to the futuristic adventure film “Little America” for Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes to produce.
The story is set in a dystopian future where what’s been described as a “Donald Trump-like U.S. president” has bankrupted America and China has called in its debts. As a result, China now owns America and many Americans have immigrated to China looking for work.
In this new world, a former American Force Recon member is hired by a Chinese billionaire to go into an American ghetto and rescue his daughter. The tone is said to be similar to the John Carpenter classic “Escape From New York” and is dubbed “sci-fun”.
Rowan Athale (“Wasteland”) penned the spec script and is attached to direct while Bay would produce with Andrew Form and Brad Fuller.
Source: Heat Vision