Universal Pictures will be turning Ricardo de Montreuil's short film The Raven in a feature film. It was announced yesterday that they have acquired feature rights for the short.
The film is being developed as a starring vehicle for Mark Wahlberg and De Montreuil is set to direct from a script written by Justin Marks. Wahlberg is also going to be producing alongside Steve Levinson. Nick Osborne, Trevor Engelson with Oly Obst executive producing for Underground Films.
Here is a description of the short:
Chris Black possesses a power that could lead to the destruction of the current regime, and they will stop at nothing to destroy him. The chase is on as Chris runs for his life in this sci-fi thriller set in an alternate and futuristic Los Angeles.
The movie is a completely different project than James McTeigue's The Raven starring John Cusack.
Check out the short below and let us know what you think!