Script News: Syndrome, Influence, Killshot

Syndrome E
Mark Heyman (“Black Swan”) has been hired to adapt Franck Thilliez’s international bestseller novel “Syndrome E” for Paramount and Indian Paintbrush.

The novel follows a beleaguered detective whose friend comes down with a case of spontaneous blindness after watching an extremely rare film from the 1950s – a film that those who come in contact with end up dead. [Source: Deadline]

John Brancato and Michael Ferris (“The Game,” “Terminator 3”) are set to pen the thriller “Influence” which is based on Dr. William Chasey’s book “Truth Never Dies.”

The story details how a high-powered Washington lobbyist who took a job representing Muammar al-Gaddafi’s Libya in the wake of the 1988 terrorist bombing of Pan AM 103. He soon saw his life systematically dismantled by the U.S. government. [Source: Deadline]

Paige Cameron has been set to develop and co-write the script for the thriller “Killshot” at Smokewood Entertainment.

The story deals with the top-secret CIA program that researched and utilized a teachable psychic-based protocol called Remote Viewing for use in real-world military spy operations. [Source: Deadline]