Trade Breaks: Hanna, Pajamas, Dead

“Focus Features is developing “Hanna,” a reverse spin on “The Professional” from scribe Seth Lochhead. In this version, a 14-year-old raised by her father to be a cold-hearted killing machine must learn how to be a girl. In Luc Besson’s 1994 bigscreen version, an orphaned girl played by Natalie Portman befriended her neighbor, a hitman…” (full details)

“Miramax Films is pushing forward with its production on “Boy in the Striped Pajamas,” the tale of a German family living in the town of Auschwitz based on John Boyne’s tome. David Heyman’s Heyday Films will produce, Vera Farmiga will star and Mark Herman (“Little Voices”) is set to begin lensing in Budapest at the end of April for a late December awards run…” (full details)

“Antibody Films and Public Media Works are teaming on “Dead Air,” a horror film starring Bill Moseley and Pat Tallman. Bernsen will direct from a script by newcomer Kenneth Yakkel and play a small role. Story revolves around a radioshow team attempting to warn its listeners after a huge explosion turns zombies on the loose in L.A. Shooting’s scheduled to commence in April in Los Angeles…” (full details)