EXCLUSIVE: In his latest move at his new Universal home, hitmaking Think Like A Man Too and Ride Along producer Will Packer has acquired spec script Terminal Point from writer Stuart C. Paul. Details are under wraps on the script which Packer and fellow producer David Alpert snagged in a pre-emptive buy. It’s the first spec sale for Paul, who recently wrote and directed short film The Lord of Catan, about a young married couple (Amy Acker and Fran Kranz) whose game night descends into cutthroat competition.
Terminal Point will be produced by Packer for his Will Packer Productions banner alongside Alpert, who is producing for Circle of Confusion. Will Packer Productions’ Barbara Dreyfus and Circle of Confusion’s Julian Rosenberg are exec producers, while Uni’s SVP of Production Erik Baiers is overseeing for the studio.
Packer inked his first-look deal with Uni and Uni TV in October. His growing lineup includes the Tim Story-helmed Ice Cube/Kevin Hart sequel Ride Along 2 and comedy Girl Trip, which Malcolm D. Lee (Best Man’s Holiday) will direct. Paul is repped by CAA, Circle of Confusion and Julian Zajfen at Ziffren Brittenham and Packer is a client of UTA and attorney Matt Johnson at Ziffren Brittenham.