Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Universal Pictures is making a deal for Agent 13, a package shopped by WME that has Charlize Theron attached to star and Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes helmer Rupert Wyatt attached to direct. I’m told the package drew bids from Paramount, MGM and Fox, but Universal won the day with a whopping deal. This comes off the studio’s multi-million acquisition of Fifty Shades of Grey. Script is by T.S. Nowlin. Theron is producing via her label Denver and Delilah. Sean Daniel and Jason Brown are producers for the Sean Daniel Company along with Union Entertainment.

All this will have to wait until Wyatt does a sequel to Apes, which is a high priority for Fox. The studio has an option on Wyatt’s services and he most assuredly is doing this next. Fox has been keen on this since the studio locked in Andy Serkis for a repeat at Caesar, the lead talking primate.