Robert Schwentke (“Flightplan, “The Time Traveler’s Wife”) is attached to direct the thriller “Venus Fixer” for New Line and Mandalay Pictures reports Variety.
Based on a true story, the project centers on a Holocaust survivor recruited by the American military to track a serial killer on the rampage in postwar Berlin.
He must partner with a German cop who had been his friend and colleague before the Nazi regime came to power.
Author J.C. Pollack (aka. James Elliott) penned the screenplay. Cathy Schulman is producing.
Mandalay is also developing the Universal Pictures remake of “The Birds” with director Martin Campbell attached.