Bruckheimer's APACHES Gets a couple of Screenwriters


Jerry Bruckheimer Films has brought in Sean O'Keefe and Will Staples to adapt the Lorenzo Carcaterra novel, Apaches for the big screen. Bruckheimer has been working on getting this film off the ground since 1997! Disney acquired the rights to the book for him to develop into a potential franchise. They beat out Warner Bros and Paramount in the bidding war.

After 12 years the project is still trying to find it's way into theaters. The script for Apaches will be loosely based on the gritty crime novel that revolves around a group of retired New York City cops who form a renegade unit to bring down the most vicious criminals in Gotham.

This is the first time the book will be adapted into the form of a script. Over the years Marshall Todd ("Bad Boys II"), John Ridley, John Fusco ("The Forbidden Kingdom") and David Klass ("Walking Tall") have all given it a go. O'Keefe and Staples have written a few scripts that have yet to go into production, World's Most Wanted, which Neal Moritz will produce at Universal, and their adaptation of the book that Walden Media and Mark Johnson are prepping to start lensing early next year. They also penned The Murder of King Tut for Sony and helmer Roland Emmerich.

Maybe this time around the movie will actually go into production. I haven't read Apaches but I've heard it's a great book, and that it will make for a really good movie if it ever gets made.

Source: Variety

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