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APACHES Grabs Writers

Bruckheimer Films Adapting Lorenzo Carcaterra's Apaches.

By Jarrod Sarafin     October 13, 2009
Source: Variety


Producer Jerry Bruckheimer (left) on the set of DEJA VU.
© Touchstone Pictures

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer's patience has been highlighted today with Variety reporting that a project he's been developing for 12 years is finally gaining some traction. His company has hired Sean O'Keefe and Will Staples to flesh out a script for Apaches, based on Lorenzo Carcaterra's novel about a group of renegade cops.

The Disney-based producer has been developing the project since 1997, when the studio picked up the book for Bruckheimer to produce for Touchstone as a potential franchise. Carcaterra, who's written and produced episodes of "Law and Order," and whose books include "Sleepers," followed up "Apaches" with the 2007 sequel novel "Chasers."

Plot Concept: The script for "Apaches" will be loosely based on the gritty crime novel that revolves around a group of retired New York City cops who form a renegade unit to bring down the most vicious criminals in Gotham.

 

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Chopsaki 10/13/2009 2:54:14 AM

Gotham? Is Batman on vacation? Not exactly an original idea but we must be missing something because a movie with such a typical plot shouldn't take 12 years to develope. Need more info...

Calibur454 10/13/2009 7:17:32 AM

I never read the book but I have heard of it. I agree with chopsaki in saying that this isn't a movie that should take so long to make. This sounds like a straight to dvd movie like Death Sentence (Kevin Bacon) was in.

I actually got a kick out of this movie to. But don't try to hype something this formulated up

phantomx69 10/13/2009 8:52:10 AM

sounds like this would make a better tv series then a movie....

avidfan 10/14/2009 6:31:17 AM

Oh yes please!  We need another cop TV show!  There aren't enough!

 

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