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ICM Partners Signs ‘Wunderkind’ Scribe Patrick Aison

By | Wednesday August 8, 2012 @ 8:09am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: ICM Partners has signed Patrick Aison, a neophyte scribe who was pursued by the agencies after Paramount and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot acquired his spec script Wunderkind, a ’70s-set action/thriller that follow a young Nazi hunter with the CIA and an older Nazi hunter working for the Mossad after they team up.

Aison most recently co-wrote with Brad Kean the sci-fi thriller spec Echo Station, a $20 million which Daybreakers helmers Michael and Peter Spierig will direct, with funding from Singapore and Australia. It shoots this fall in Australia, produced by Circle of Confusion and H2F. Aison, a graduate of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts masters program, is managed by H2F and lawyered by Peter Sample.

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Paramount Acquires Spec ‘Wunderkind’ For Bad Robot

By | Monday June 11, 2012 @ 4:50pm PDT
Mike Fleming

HOLLYWOOD (June 11, 2012) – Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom Inc., and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot today announced that they have optioned the spec script “WUNDERKIND” from writer Patrick Aison. J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk of Bad Robot will produce. H2F’s Chris Cowles and Chris Fenton will executive produce with Brian McCurley serving as associate producer.

WUNDERKIND is an elevated two-handed action/thriller set in the 1970′s following a young Nazi hunter with the CIA and an older Nazi hunter working for the Mossad. The two become reluctantly intertwined in their hunt and shocking twists result.

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