Taken Helmer Hits A “Big Stone Grid”

“Taken” director Pierre Morel has come on board to helm the hard-edged cop thriller “Big Stone Grid” with plans to shoot the project next year.

The story follows two decorated detectives who uncover a terrifying extortion ring of serial killers that operates within the secret underbelly of New York. Morel will direct from a script by “Bone Tomahawk” writer S. Craig Zahler.

The project was previously setup at Sony Pictures with Michael De Luca producing and, at one time, had Michael Mann in talks to direct and do a script polish. That didn’t come together and now Lotus Entertainment has picked it up after the property went into turnaround.

Bill Johnson, Jim Seibel, Ara Keshishian, Adam Fields and Josh Bratman are producing.

Source: Variety