New Line, HBO Max Land Untitled UFO Script Based On Leslie Kean Book – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: New Line and HBO Max and producer Laura Bickford have teamed as much as body a film round fact-based trendy authorities investigations into UFO’s. Bryce Kass has penned the script.

Primarily based on investigative reporter Leslie Kean’s journey whereas investigating and masking unexplained aerial phenomena for over a few years, the film may even inform the story of Luis Elizondo whereas he was the top of the Pentagon Superior Aerospace Risk Identification Program (AATIP) and Christopher Mellon, a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Protection for Intelligence, who helped deliver the beforehand secret Pentagon program and its official UFO movies to gentle in 2017.

Latest protection by The New York Occasions, The New Yorker, The Washington Submit, Politico, Fox Information and CNN have introduced the U.S. Protection Division’s lengthy secret UFO program into the general public eye.

Bickford initially optioned Kean’s 2010 New York Occasions bestseller UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Authorities Officers Go on the Report and all of the UFO occasions depicted will probably be based mostly on independently corroborated case studies — from official paperwork, radar, cockpit information recordings, and pilots’ first-hand accounts.

Kass is the screenwriter of Lizzie, starring Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart. He’s additionally at work on a 5-episode restricted collection with Gus Van Sant that Van Sant will direct and is writing a tv pilot for Daft Punk. Different credit embody two screenplays for George Clooney’s Smokehouse Footage: Pioneer and Monster Of Flprence, and Darkish Star for director Scott Cooper. He’s repped by Circle of Confusion, CAA and Greg Slewett and Patrick Ragen at Ziffren

Bickford is the award successful producer of Visitors, Che, Duplicty, and Arbitrage. She exec produced Beasts Of No Nation along with her Flora Movies accomplice, Fiona Druckenmiller who will exec produce the UFO pic. She is repped by Lichter, Grossman.

“It’s astonishing how the UFO story has been snowballing within the severe press,” Bickford stated. “We couldn’t be extra excited to be lastly bringing this well timed extraordinary story of Leslie and Lue to screens all over the place with the filmmaking workforce at New Line.”


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