Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski is venturing into television with a drama project at Fox, which puts a supernatural twist on the cop/legal genre. Titled Magical Law, the project is being written by Pirates scribe Terry Rossio. It is set in a world where the existence of supernatural beings is commonplace and follows the specialized cops and lawyers who face the unique challenges of prosecuting otherworldly crimes.
20th Century Fox TV and Verbinski’s Blind Wink Prods. are producing Magical Law, which has received a script commitment with penalty from the network. Verbinski and Rossio are executive producing with veteran TV writer-producer Jeff Rake, who is supervising the writing, and Blind Wink’s Jonathan Krauss. Verbinski could possibly direct the project if it goes to pilot. CAA-repped Verbinski and Rossio worked together on the first 3 Pirates of the Caribbean movies, which Verbinski directed and Rossio co-wrote. Rossio most recently co-wrote the upcoming fourth installment in the Pirates franchise, while Verbinski is in post-production on his animated feature Rango.
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