The hunt for a serial killer gets a shake-up when an earthquake hits in SHAKE, a story by WANTED writers Derek Haas and Michael Brandt that was picked up by mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer back in 2009. Old news, sure, but now it turns out that Bruckheimer has brought the film to Paramount Pictures, which will produce and distribute the flick.
According to The Wrap, SHAKE follows FBI agent Tim Cooper, who has Parkinson’s disease, and his partner, who are trying to track down a brutal serial killer who has been their target for years in Los Angeles.
Nothing special necessarily about that plotline alone, but the site notes that the story is "set during an earthquake." Now, most earthquakes don't last very long, but perhaps this tale takes places after the earthquake has passed and L.A. has turned to rubble? Guess we'll have to wait and see.
“Shake” first appeared on Popcorn Fiction, a website created by Haas for screenwriters to show off hard-boiled fiction. Bruckheimer reportedly paid seven figures to the writers for the deal in 2009.
In addition to WANTED (and its forthcoming sequel) Brandt and Haas contributed to 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS, 3:10 TO YUMA and THE DOUBLE.
WANTED star Angelina jolie