Ross to pen CBS Films thriller

MUMBAI: Michael Ross has been signed by Irwin Winkler who had earlier produced Home of the Brave to write Disavowed- an action thriller for CBS Films.

Originally written by Philip Shelby, the film is about a group of military prisoners in the U.S. secretly dispatched to the African nation of Eritrea to retrieve a bio-chemical weapon that has gone missing. If the group is successful in keeping it out of the wrong hands, the convicts‘ prison sentences will be commuted.

"It‘s a really exciting and simple premise," said Ross. "I want to honor that and make a really fun and engaging action movie

. That‘s the goal, is to make it moment-to-moment exciting, take advantage of the location and the simplicity of the plot and the opportunity to work within a really fun genre, which is the man-on-a-mission movie."

Ross is also is working on the script for the remake of the thriller Jar City for Overture Films.

Ross has also scripts for the political thriller Cartagena in development with 2929 Prods. The film is the remake of Near Dark in development with Rogue Pictures and an untitled Chernobyl action thriller in development at Summit.

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