Posted on Monday, April 2nd, 2007 by Peter Sciretta
As you probably know, the Rosario Dawson created comic book O.C.T.: Occult Crimes Taskforce is coming to the big screen. We talked briefly with Rosario about the current status of project, and she says they are close to hiring a writer director.
It is going really well. It’s been really fascinating reading scripts from the perspective of a producer. I have an appreciation for what my agent and my manger have to do, pouring over so many scripts that are really bad sometimes. We’re looking for a writer/director on it. There have been some really great writers I’ve been reading, to be honest. But just reading so many of these scripts that don’t necessarily have a woman’s role in them and reading just in the perspective of finding a great writer has been really really cool. It’s been really nice, because I have an idea of who I want to be the writer/director on it and hopefully that will work.
We begged Rosario for more but all we got was:
I can’t just yet. When that happens I’ll be ecstatic to announce it, believe me.
In O.C.T., Dawson lends her likeness to main character Sophia Ortiz, who is a member of a New York Police investigation team that patrol a district of New York primarily populated by practitioners of magic. The “Otherground”, as the denizens refer to it, is the epicenter of an extant that connects the Earth with another dimension.
The Weinstein Co optioned the project in September 2006.