Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Nick Meyer’s Sierra/Affinity has committed to finance Blackout, an action thriller script by Sidney King. Broken Road Productions’ Todd Garner will produce with Sierra/Affinity, and Broken Road’s Jeremy Stein will be exec producer. A cop tasked with transporting a mysterious and dangerous criminal across town finds that job much more difficult when a city-wide blackout plunges them into darkness and chaos.

For Meyer, who called the script “a strong and smart action thriller,” the deal signals Sierra/Affinity’s commitment to building a production slate from the ground up. Sierra/Affinity’s next big film is Parker, the Taylor Hackford-directed drama that stars Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Nick Nolte, Michael Chiklis and Clifton Collins Jr. That film will be released by FilmDistrict in January. King is repped by UTA and Industry. Sierra/Affinity’s Kelly McCormick will oversee Blackout.

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