Gilio’s Script Becomes Verbinski Film

Universal has acquired an untitled Michael Gilio script that will be developed as a potential directing vehicle for Gore Verbinski (“Pirates of the Caribbean,” “The Ring”) says Variety.

The drama focuses on a retired rancher who responds to a phone solicitation swindle that wipes out his savings.

Verbinski, currently at work on the animated film “Rango” with Johnny Depp, will also produce with Scott Aversano.