Newly founded Toronto based company Black Screen Pictures has acquired the movie rights to Kristin A. Ward's action thriller, "Hidden Agenda" it was announced today by Melissa Verwey, the head of development at the company.
Alex Hanna CEO and founder of Black Screen Pictures will produce and will potentially direct the film.
Pre-production will go underway April 2011 and principal photography will begin June 2011.
The producers and director on the film is already keeping an eye out for potential shooting locations and are also casting talent for the film.
The project centers on a convicted killer Jack Morgan who heads for the town where he was sentenced to life imprisonment. On his journey he meets Clair Kinsey, a once prominent author -- destroyed by fame -- wandering across the country, desperately hoping to rekindle an interest in living. But is Jack innocent or guilty? A justifiably, paranoid underdog, determined to overturn his conviction or a brilliant, devious psychopath, using Clair in a twisted plan of revenge.
A release date has not been set, but Black Screen Pictures is shooting for February 2012.