Imagenation and two partners acquire Killer script

The folks at Imagenation Abu Dhabi, the film fund owned by my employer, Abu Dhabi Media Company, have been talking for some time about the possibility of doing a project that uses more than one of their partnerships with Hollywood studios and producers.

Now that project is here, in the form of Kenny Golde's Killer. Imagenation and Parkes/MacDonald announced today that they have acquired the rights to develop the project, while Imagenation and its other partner, Hyde Park Entertainment's Ashok Amritraj, will produce it, along with Patrick Aiello, Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald. Mr Parkes and Ms MacDonald are the husband and wife team who used to run DreamWorks, and today develop and produce films under the Parkes/MacDonald Productions name.

Imagenation's chief executive, Edward Borgerding, and chairman, Mohamed Khalaf al Mazrouei, will serve as executive producers.

Money from the project will come from Imagenation's $10 million revolving film fund partnership with Parkes/MacDonald, and the $250 million film fund it established with Hyde Park Entertainment, according to Variety.

The story is about a rogue police investigator who discovers a video left by a killer, triggering a cat-and-mouse game, with the investigator several steps behind his prey. Mr Golde's previous work includes directing The Job, starring Darl Hannah and Brad Refro, and Uncross the Stars, starring Barbara Hershey and Ron Perlman. He also wrote 2009's To Do It Yourself Bailout, which describes how he reduced $212,000 in credit card debt to $30,000 by negotiating directly with credit card companies.