[News Bites] “Sixth Gun” Aims At Lead; ‘Dark Days’ Director Heads ‘Beneath’; Teens ‘Take Back’ School

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Elena Satine, pictured has landed the last key role in NBC‘s Carlton Cuse-produced pilot “The Sixth Gun,” reports Deadline. Written by Ryan Condal based on the comic, directed by Jeffrey Reiner, “the supernatural Western follows the story of six mythical guns, each with its own other-worldly powers. When the Sixth Gun, the most powerful and dangerous of the group, resurfaces in the hands of an innocent girl, Becky Montcrief (Laura Ramsey), dark forces reawaken.” Satine will play the “widow” Missy Hume, a powerful Madame who runs the town of Brimstone kept unnaturally youthful by being in possession of the Fifth Gun. A cold stunningly beautiful woman of great cunning, she is unafraid to use whatever means to collect all Six Guns for her own dark purposes.

They also report that Revolver Picture Co has tapped Ben Ketai – who directed the 30 Days Of Night sequel Dark Days – to helm the horror-thriller Beneath, which “Focuses on a team of coal miners and a headstrong female lawyer who are trapped underground when the mine collapses. Turns out they are not the only ones who want to get to the surface.” Patrick J. Doody and Chris Valenziano wrote the screenplay. Production is scheduled to start in May in LA.

Lastly, I Know What You Did Last Summer and Venom‘s Jim Gillespie is breaking out of director jail with Take Down, About a group of privileged international teens who fight back when their remote boarding school is besieged by armed kidnappers.” It was scripted by Ransom‘s Alexander Ignon. A UK shoot is set for this fall, and Ignon is already scripting a sequel with an eye toward franchise opportunities.