It’s a script that’s been knocking around for years, although it’s gone through so many revisions that it’s almost unrecognisable from its origins. It started as a script by Ocean’s Eleven‘s Ted Griffin and Sean Bailey (who’s now the President Of Production as Disney) and was at one point considered as a sequel to Seven, with Morgan Freeman attached.
Hopkins will play a psychic doctor working for the FBI and tracking a serial killer but the number of rewrites means that it’s no longer associated with the David Fincher film. Its most recent incarnation is written by veteran writer Peter Morgan (he of Frost/Nixon, Tinker Tailor fame) but quite when this will arrive is still pretty open. It’ll mark the American debut for Brazilian director Poyart who is currently remaking his action flick 2 Cohelhos (Two Rabbits) for Sony.