New Line acquires action spec script “Warden” from writers John Sonntag and Thomas Sonntag. From Variety:
Story centers on a prison warden who — when his wife and son are kidnapped — is blackmailed into helping the American head of a Mexican drug cartel escape from his own high-security facility.
It is the 2nd spec script deal this year for the Sonntag brothers.
By my count, this is the 96th spec script sale in 2012.
At this point last year, there were 110 spec sales.
Spec script sales are down 15% year-to-date compared to 2011.