News Bits: Seven, Hacker, Need, Miles

The Seven Five
Sony Pictures has brought John Lesher and Megan Ellison on-board to produce the narrative feature adaptation of “The Seven Five,” Tiller Russell’s documentary about one of the most corrupt police forces in 1980s New York.

The story focuses on Michael Dowd, who was arrested in 1992 arrest for leading a ring of dirty cops for eight years. Dowd’s case exposed widespread corruption in the NYPD and sent him to prison for fourteen years. [Source: Deadline]

Hacker Camp
Tripper Clancy has been hired by Hasbro to write “Hacker Camp,” an action comedy which revolves around a group of nerds at a computer camp. The story is based on an idea by Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner.

Described as “School Of Rock” meets “WarGames,” the story follows a tech camp counselor and his campers stumble upon a serious cyberterrorist threat, they soon become embroiled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse. [Source: Deadline]

Merced Media has begun development of teen thriller “Need,” based on the upcoming novel by “The Testing Trilogy” author Joelle Charbonneau.

The story centers on small-town teenagers drawn deep into a social-networking site that promises to grant their every need, regardless of the consequences. [Source: Variety]

David S. Goyer and Kevin Turen are set to produce the feature film version of Oliver Daly’s cutting-edge short “Miles” through his Phantom Four banner. Daly and Adam Schneider will develop the script and also produce.

The Kickstarter-funded short follows what happens when a teenage dirt bike rider stumbles upon M.A.X., an escaped prototype of the most advanced military creation in history. [Source: Deadline]