With so many studios looking to land the next micro-budget hit, DreamWorks is getting in the game, naming Ringan Ledwidge to direct the sci-fi thriller "Glimmer."
Mark Sourian and Adam Kolbrenner are producing from a script by Carter Blanchard.
Production is set to start in the first half of 2013. Jonathan Eirich is overseeing the project for DreamWorks.
In 2012, a few films with similar elements clicked at the B.O., including Fox's "Chronicle" and Warner Bros. "Project X."
Studios are jockeying to line up low-budget pics along these lines: Paramount and Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes are currently casting "Almanac," while Warner Bros. is just finishing production on "The Hidden" starring Alexander Skarsgard.
Before nailing down his first studio directing gig, Ledwidge worked at jobs from a shampoo bottle filler to a gutter of animal carcasses to photojournaliast.
More recently, he has been hailed as a top commercial spot helmer, with Campaign Magazine naming him the best U.K. commercial director three years running. He is repped by UTA, United Agents, Anonymous Content.
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