‘Bumblebee’ Director Travis Knight To Helm Netflix’s ‘Uprising’ – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix and 21 Laps are teaming up for the Vampire motion thriller Uprising, an adaption of Raymond Villareal the guide A Folks’s Historical past of the Vampire Rebellion with Travis Knight on board to direct. Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen are producing for 21 Laps as a part of their total cope with Netflix. Jeremy Slater penned the most recent draft, with earlier drafts by Jay Basu and JD Payne & Patrick McKay.

The movie is ready after a worldwide viral outbreak turns individuals into vampires and follows CIA agent Lauren Webb, who works towards the clock to uncover the reality behind a rising rebellion that threatens to wipe out humanity. Emily Morris will oversee for 21 Laps.

Because the CEO of Laika since 2006, Knight has now develop into one of many extra coveted live-action administrators in recent times following his debut on the Transformers‘s spin-off Bumblebee. Knight’s skill to ship a movie that appears like a box-office manufacturing on an affordable price range has studios very intrigued by his skillset. Previous to Bumblebee, Knight directed the Oscar-nominated Kubo and the Two Strings. As CEO of Laika, he has overseen manufacturing on such hits as The BoxtrollsParaNorman and Coraline. He’s repped by CAA.

Slater’s credit embrace Unbelievable 4, Loss of life Observe and the upcoming Marvel sequence Moon Knight. He Is repped by UTA, Kaplan / Perrone Leisure and lawyer Jeff Frankel at McKuin Frankel Whitehead. CAA additionally reps Villareal, along side Writers Home.

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