News Bits: Rim, Trip, Impossible, Snapshot

Pacific Rim: Uprising
John Paesano (“The Maze Runner” films) has officially signed on to compose the score for the upcoming “Pacific Rim: Uprising” which is currently in production in Australia.

Paesano previously worked with the film’s director Steven S. DeKnight when both collaborated on the first season of Marvel and Netflix’s “Daredevil” series. [Source: FMR]

Long Strange Trip
Amazon has acquired the six-part Grateful Dead documentary “Long Strange Trip” ahead of its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. The streaming giant has already set a May 26th premiere date on Amazon Prime Video.

Amir Bar-Lev helms and Martin Scorsese serves as executive producer on the project which charts the rise of the band from its roots in the Bay Area’s vibrant 1960s counterculture to the top of the rock-and-roll charts. The doco uses rare archival clips and tracks, much of which have never been seen or heard before. [Source: THR]

The Impossible
DeVon Franklin (“Miracles From Heaven”) has preemptively acquired Joyce Smith’s book proposal “The Impossible” which tells the inspiring true story of John Smith. (“Seven Pounds:) is attached to write the script.

When he was 14, Smith drowned in Lake St. Louis and was dead for nearly an hour. CPR was performed 27 minutes to no avail until his mother entered the room praying loudly and suddenly Smith came around. [Source: Deadline]

MGM has scored the film rights to Brandon Sanderson’s novella “Snapshot” which Broken Road Productions and Film 360 will produce. A director will soon be sought.

The short story follows a detective assigned to Snapshot Duty, a recreation of a specific day and time which law enforcement uses as a way to solve crimes. The drudgery suddenly changes when one day a police officer investigates the memory of a call that was never logged, and he makes a horrifying discovery. [Source: Variety]