EXCLUSIVE: Acclaimed commercials director Nicolai Fuglsig has set Brass Monkey at Paramount, hoping to make his directing debut on a real-time kinetic thriller that takes place during a killing spree in Los Angeles. Fuglsig hatched the idea for the film, and Paolo Marinou-Blanco wrote the first draft. Brian Horiuchi has just been hired to rewrite it.
Stefan Sonnenfeld is producing with Missy Papageorge and Sarah Perlman is co-producer for Sunny Field Entertainment. Fuglsig is repped by CAA and Management 360. The graphic for Brass Monkey is one that was designed by Fuglsig when he took the pitch to Paramount. Here are two of Fuglsig’s memorable spots. The first, for Guinness, won the DGA Award, and the second aired during the 2008 Super Bowl: