“Wrath of the Titans” scribe Dan Mazeau has been set to work on “Section 6” at Universal Pictures.
The film details the origins of the SIS, Britain’s external security service which is best known as MI6.
Universal won a bidding war for Aaron Berg’s script two years ago. Joe Cornish (“Attack the Block”) was slated to direct and Jack O’Connell (“Unbroken”) to star but the project ran afoul of copyright infringement claims from MG and James Bond rights holder Danjaq who claimed it to be a Bond knockoff.
The parties settled earlier this year, paving the way for the project to move forward. Whether O’Connell or Cornish will remain involved is uncertain. Marc Platt, Adam Siegel, Nira Park and Lawrence Grey will produce.
Source: Heat Vision