Timur Bekmambetov is going from vampire-slaying world leaders to pirate-hunting pilots. The Russian filmmaker has just signed on for Heatseekers, an original action project set up at Paramount with Michael Bay producing. Bekmambetov and Bay are also joined by F. Scott Frazier, who’s just been tapped to write a script based on George Mahaffey‘s spec script. Hit the jump to keep reading.

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Platinum Dunes has so far been known for horror remakes and one or two original films. But the label is preparing to branch out, thanks in part to a first-look deal with Paramount to make genre films on frugal budgets. The planned Ouija Board movie has an action-adventure bent, for example. Now Dunes has bought the script for Heatseekers, an action film. Read More »