Universal Pictures acquires action spy thriller spec script “Berliner” written F. Scott Frazier. From THR:
The script is set in 1961 and centers on an agent from the OSS (Office of Strategic Services, the precursor to today’s CIA) who is tracking an assassin targeting Americans.
The script was sought after by several companies, including Studio Canal, which had producer Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman vying.
Frazier is known for his action specs, among them Line of Sight, set up at Warners with Mike McCoy (Act of Valor) attached to direct. He also has Day One, a sci-fi thriller housed at Universal that first teamed him with Morgan.
Scott is repped by CAA and DMG Entertainment.
By my count, this is the 38th spec script sale in 2014.
There were 64 spec script sales year-to-date in 2013.