Trade Breaks: Tatum, Shadows, Nines

“New Line’s fast-tracking an untitled action pic starring Channing Tatum (“Step Up”). Penned by T. J. Scott and Kevin Lund (“Vivaldi”), the story centers on a New York City cop who must infiltrate the underground world of free running (parkour) to bust a seemingly unstoppable gang of bank robbers. Parkour was seen last year in “District B13” and the opening of “Casino Royale”…” (full details)

“Unified Pictures is launching development of the $3.5 million horror thriller “Beneath the Shadows” with Jeremy Alter (“The Perfect Sleep”) directing and shooting expected to start in September in Los Angeles. The story follows four prisoners trying to escape an eerie penitentiary where the only safe place is the cell that confines them…” (full details)

“Optimum Releasing has continued its acquisition spree by picking up U.K. rights to John August’s directorial debut “The Nines” from GreeneStreet Films. Pic, which premiered at Sundance, stars Ryan Reynolds and Hope Davis in a story that mixes reality with sci-fi and fantasy elements. It comprises three different scenarios featuring the same actors in different roles…” (full details)