Columbia Pictures Acquires FX Guru’s Screenplay ‘Supermax’

Update: We’re told that ‘ Supermax’ is not related in ANY way with the WB Super Max Green Arrow thing… We got some pretty rad news for you guys this afternoon as Bloody Disgusting got the exclusive news that Sony’s Columbia Pictures has acquired the original spec horror action script Supermax from actor/writers Christopher Allen Nelson (Kill Bill Vol. 2, The Dead Girl, The Tripper, Criminal Minds) and Mitch Rouse (Strangers With Candy, Employee of the Month, Reno 911). Read on for more details, including a synopsis.Pictured: Christopher Allen Nelson, left, and Mitch Rouse

“Supermax” takes place in a Maximum Security Prison for the Super-Natural as a skilled guard must join forces with a lethal inmate after a riot ensues in order to fight his way through various monsters and mad-men in order to survive.

The script was acquired for a reported six figures.

For those of you who don’t know Chris Nelson, his background began in special FX as he’s worked on over 35 movies (IMDB) including Return of the Living Dead II, Bordello of Blood, Nightwatch, Species II, Constantine, Sin City, among many others.

The project is being Executive Produced by DeVon Franklin and Doug Belgrad for Sony and also Executive Produced by Sean Robins and Todd Garner for Broken Road Productions.

Shooting is set to begin in early 2010 with more details coming soon.

Nelson and Rouse met on the dark comedy feature “Employee of the Month” (the Matt Dillon one) and went on to star together in the Spike TV series “The Factory”.