Amazon has gotten the rights for a new film to add to their repertoire called Task Force Two with Ridley Scott’s studio Scott Free Productions set to produce it along with the magazine/production hybrid company, Epic Magazine. The series is set to be written by rising up-and-coming writer Jennifer Yee McDevitt.
While major plotlines and details are currently being kept under wraps, we do know that Task Force Two is set to be a true life action drama based on the adventures of the California search-and-rescue team. The film is also supposed to be heavily relying on an article about the group that was written by Vince Beiser for California Sunday. The article in question can be found here.
McDevitt already has quite the resume with past credits including being a former assistant on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood before becoming a reader for Warner Bros. She also spent two seasons with NFL Films and wrote/directed the documentary 10 Mountains, 10 Years, which was narrated by Anne Hathaway and had music by Bruce Springsteen. She even wrote a biopic about the Wright Brothers called 12 Seconds which earned her a spot as a quarterfinalist for the Academy Nicholl Fellowship.
It’s important to note that of the men behind Epic Magazine, Joshuah Bearman, was the writer of The Great Escape, which was The Wired article that would later be the basis for the Oscar-winning film Argo, just to give you an idea of what to expect from the project.
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