After doing some writing work on films like “Ocean’s Twelve” and “The Bourne Ultimatum,” George Nolfi finally made his directorial debut with 2011’s Matt Damon-starring sleeper hit “The Adjustment Bureau.” According to THR, that film’s studio, Universal, is looking to work with Nolfi again with another sci-fi film.
The studio has picked up an untitled sci-fi action film that is being developed by Nolfi and “The Last Stand” writer Andrew Knauer with the duo looking to co-write the film together as a directorial vehicle for Nolfi. The two apparently met when Nofli did uncredited rewrite work on the Arnold Schwarzenegger film. And if Knauer’s film seems slightly unfamiliar, he’s certainly on the rise, and in fact the horror comedy “Ghost Team One” that he co-wrote, is set to premiere in at the Slamdance Film Festival which kicks off today. And in case you missed it, you can see our exclusive trailer for that below.
There’s currently no word on what exactly the untitled project is about or where this falls on Nolfi’s slate, which includes the Darren Aronofsky produced Facebook thriller “XOXO” and Cuban Missle Crisis drama “One Minute To Midnight.” However it shakes out, it’s heartening to know that Universal is still picking up original properties, especially with someone like Nolfi at the helm.