Thunder Road has acquired Nick Schoenfeld's large-scale fantasy script pitch "Valkyries" based on the story of Norse hero Sigurd. Basil Iwanyk will produce.
The story follows Sigurd's recruitment to slay the monstrous dragon Fafnir to ward off a generations-long curse. Schoenfeld is throwing in an original subplot involving a fallen daughter of Odinand her desire to retake a place in the heavens.
Meanwhile, 20th Century Fox has picked up Ian Shorr's sci-fi spec script "Capsule" and have attached Matthias Hoene to direct.
The story centers on a young man whose life is turned upside down when he mysteriously begins to receive metallic capsules containing messages from his future self.